Advancement

Scouting promotes development of life skills using a seven step program known as the “trail to Eagle.”  

The first steps  (the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class Scout) focus on Scout skills while the later (the ranks of Star, Life, and Eagle Scout) provide opportunities for developing leadership skills, community service, and  exploring other fields by earning topical merit badges.  Over 135 merit badges can be earned.  From archery and wilderness survival to environmental science and robotics to cooking and theater, there's something for everyone!

For specific rank and requirements see tbe worksheets below

For more resources for learning and reviewing scout skills and rank requirements, see the detailed dropdown tabs for this page (For the list of topics, hover your cursor over the word "Advancement" in the menu).  You can also watch the "How-to" Campcraft Skill Videos found on the BSA Troop Program Resources web page


Please note, Scout rank requirements frequently undergo modifications and minor changes.  Click Here to find the most current requirements for any rank.