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Advancement for Members With Special Needs

isn’t enough. The same holds for words and phrases such as “make,” “list,” “in the field,” “collect,” “identify,” and “label.” Requests for alternative requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks can be made using the information outlined below. Alternatives are not available for the Star, Life, and Eagle rank requirements. Scouts may[…]

Mechanics of Advancement in Scouts BSA

knowledge and understanding of the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan and then introduces the Scout to basic troop operations and safety concerns. Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks are oriented toward learning and practicing skills that will help Scouts develop confidence and fitness, challenge their thought processes, introduce them to[…]


departments or other local officials regarding gatherings, etc. Advancement — Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts Q: Will there be any changes to the Swimming requirements for Second and First class? Swimming remains a major health and safety concern and cannot be abandoned by Scouts BSA. With that in mind, the Swimming rank requirements for[…]

Advancement News Index

A Title Month/Year A 30-Second Conversation May 2013 A Peek Ahead: Topics Planned for January-February November/December 2019 A Peek Ahead: Topics Planned for November-December September/October 2019 A Peek Ahead: Topics Planned for September-October July/August 2019 A Peek Ahead: Topics Planned for July—August May/June 2019 A Peek Ahead: Topics Planned for May-June March/April 2019 A Peek[…]


character, and self-reliance, Hampden-Sydney College embraces the values also shared by Scouting. Every year at H-SC, approximately 35 freshmen, 10% of the entering class, have attained the rank of Eagle Scout-among the highest percentages at any college or university in the country. Any accepted Eagle Scout who attends Hampden-Sydney College will receive this scholarship.  APPLY[…]

Nova Awards FAQ

earning new ones so they can explore new interests. Q: Can youth earn a Nova award more than once?A: Yes. If a Scout completes the requirements a second time, doing completely different activities, they may earn a second Pi pin for the same Nova.  Q: Who is eligible to serve as a Nova Awards counselor?[…]