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Advancement and Awards

that build retention through repeated use of skills. For example, a Scout plays games that feature the skills, teaches other Scouts, and perhaps practices the skills in "real-life" outdoor experiences. A well-rounded and strong unit program takes advantage of these kinds of opportunities, using them to improve retention through practical application. Personal Growth Is the[…]

Scouts BSA Program Updates

you need to know about pocketknife safety. (page 441) The 2019 Scouts BSA Requirements book is available for purchase at your local Scout shop. Requirements for BSA Lifeguard were omitted from this publication. Information regarding BSA Lifeguard, including requirements, may be found here. First Scouts BSA Office Hours Available Now Updated May 10, 2019 The[…]

Nova WILD!

watched.       2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor.   2. Complete ONE adventure from the following list for your current rank or complete option A or B. (If you choose an Adventure, choose one you have not already earned.) Discuss with your counselor what kind of science, technology,[…]


With that in mind, the Swimming rank requirements for Second Class (5b) and First Class (6a) may be deferred until each Scout’s next rank, as necessary (through Life, but not Eagle). Second Class requirement (5b) Demonstrate your ability to pass the BSA beginner test: Jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level[…]