Boy Scouting Advancement

Historical Merit Badges for 2010

The Boy Scout requirements for rank are the basis for a Boy Scout's advancement.

There are four steps in the Boy Scout advancement procedure: learning, testing, reviewing, and recognition.

Boy Scouting has the following ranks: Boy Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle. After a Scout has earned the rank of Eagle, they can earn Eagle palms.

The requirements for each rank are those authorized by the National Executive Board and set forth in the Boy Scout Handbook and the current Boy Scout Requirements book.

Special Opportunities for Boy Scouts

In addition to Rank Advancements and Merit Badges, Boy Scouts may earn a number of other Badges and Awards.  Most of the requirements for the following awards are included in the Requirements Book or can be found on the sites list above.