Advancement & Awards
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others. For more information on advancements & awards, click here.
Cub Scout Advancement
On the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As you advance through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities you learn as you get older. Click here for more information on Cub Scout rank advancements.
Boy Scout Advancement
You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges! Any Boy Scout may earn any of these at any time. Click here to view merit badges and their requirements and talk to your Unit leader about any that interest you.
Becoming an Eagle Scout
Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. In order to earn your Eagle Scout Rank, you must have progression through all of the ranks, earn merit badges, and complete other various leadership roles and services. To learn more about becoming an Eagle Scout and additional requirements, click here.
The Venturing awards and recognitions programs are designed to help Venturers grow in the areas of adventure, leadership, personal development, and service. Awards serve as benchmarks that give Venturers a structure for developing their own personal vision into manageable goals that lead to recognition by their peers, mentors, and the larger community. Click here to learn more about Venturing requirements.
Units can use Internet Advancement to record their youth member advancements online. You will find this method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information, and it will save you the effort of hand writing advancements onto a three-part carbon form. Use Internet Advancement for adding ranks, merit badges and awards and to update information on existing advancements (except the Eagle Scout rank).
How It Works:
- Choose an adult from your Unit, who will be responsible for entering all advancement data for your Unit. (Usually the Unit Advancement Chairman)
- Go to the Internet Advancement site by clicking here. (You must use Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, 56K or faster Internet connection and Adobe Reader)
- Enter your Unit number and ID (This can be acquired by contacting Carrie.Lehner@Scouting.org or our Council's Field Service Representative at (920) 734-5705 x 121.)
- Load Roster
- Update Member records