Advancement keeps Scouts focused, motivated and recognized.

Here are some links to various advancement opportunities for your Scouts.

Note, these are recent changes to Cub Scout advancement:

Overview Presentation

Overview Handout

New Requirements and Insignia (2015)

Here are some links for Boy Scout advancement using the new Boy Scout Handbook:

Notes on transitioning to new Handbook

New Boy Scout Requirements

Boy Scout Rank Advancement  (including Eagle Project Guidebook)

Requirements for all Merit Badges




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See your local council Scout Shop for all your advancement recognition needs or visit 


Direct your questions about advancement rules and requirements to you local Scout Service Center.