Advancement

Advancement Requirements

 The new Boy Scout rank requirements become effective on January 1, 2016, subject to these transition guidelines:

For 2016:
  • Boys joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016 MUST use the new requirements.
  • Boys who have joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016:
  • Who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of the Scout badge.
  • Who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class.
  • Who have completed First Class MAY complete the rank they are currently working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.
  • For 2017 and Later: All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

    The New Requirements can be found on the BSA website (https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-Requirements-3321619.pdf )

    Below are links for the older requirements - Information in the Videos may help new scouts in related requirements going forward.

    Tenderfoot  (Videos)
    Second Class  (Videos)
    First Class  (Videos)
    Star
    Life
    Eagle
    Eagle Palms


    Scout Oath (or Promise)
    On my honor, I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

    Scout Law
    A Scout is:
  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • and Reverent.

  • Scout Motto
    Be Prepared! 

    Scout Slogan
    Do a Good Turn Daily!

    The Outdoor Code
    As an American, I will do my best to -
  • Be clean in my outdoor manners
  • Be careful with fire
  • Be considerate in the outdoors, and
  • Be conservation minded.