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://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-Requirements-3321619.pdf )



    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.