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Lead to Program Improvement Board Members Must Agree Unanimously on Decisions to Approve After the Review Boards of Review Through Videoconferencing Particulars for Tenderfoot Through Life Ranks Particulars for the Eagle Scout Rank Eagle Scout Board of Review Beyond the 18th Birthday Initiating Eagle Scout Board of Review[…]

Advancement and Awards

rank advancement and Eagle Palms are the official requirements of the Boy Scouts of America. Age Requirement Eligibility Rank Advancement for Venturers and Sea Scouts Scout Rank Requirements Tenderfoot Rank Requirements | 2020 Second Class Rank Requirements | 2020 First Class Rank Requirements | 2020 Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks Alternative Requirements | 2020 Star Rank[…]

Mechanics of Advancement in Scouts BSA

demonstrating 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[…]


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 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[…]

BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award Program

been partners for a long time. Camping, hiking, and respect for the outdoors are a part of the Scouting heritage. Many of the requirements for advancement from Tenderfoot through the Eagle Scout rank call for an increasing awareness and understanding of the natural sciences. Many former Scouts have become leaders in conserving   our environment and[…]