Tag Archives: Guide to Advancement

By Darryl Alder
Mar 01, 2017

Why Guide to Advancement is the Best Source on Policy

Recently, the Troop Leader’s Guidebook, Volume II was released with an error under ‘Alternative Merit Badges for the Eagle Scout Rank’ on page 156. It stated: “3. The candidate must complete as many of the requirements of the required merit badges as his ability permits.” This is an incorrect statement and will be corrected in the next […]

By Darryl Alder
Feb 15, 2017

2017 Advancement Guide Coming Soon

“Guide to Advancement is always a work in progress, thanks to program changes that occur at all levels of Scouting.“–National Advancement Program Team That’s why I recommend you use the online version, and subscribe to Advancement News (to subscribe, send a message to advancement.team@scouting.org, with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Indicate your name, email address, and council in […]

By Annaleis Smith
Aug 23, 2016

Mechanics of Advancement in Cub Scouting

This article will take a quick look at the mechanics of advancement in Cub Scouting. Think of it as “How-To Advance in Cub Scouting.” Most of the information was taken directly from the BSA’s Guide to Advancement.  I have added a few notes and re-worded a few things. I hope this will help you understand the basics of how a […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 17, 2014

Guide to Advancement: It’s Not Your Old Advancement Guidelines

The first edition of the Guide to Advancement appeared in 2011.  Most Scouters thought of it as a simple replacement of the old Advancement Guidelines that had been written and rewritten many times, but this edition has been totally revamped. In 2013 the second edition was released, but only after many Scouters had contributed, both volunteers […]

By Pualani Graham
Oct 29, 2013

Eagle Rank About the Journey, Not the Eagle Project

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  The aims of Scouting states that “Every Scouting activity moves boys towards three basic aims: character development, citizenship training, and […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Sep 30, 2013

Chris Hunt, Author of “Guide to Advancement,” Coming to Utah National Parks Council

Are you a Scout mom frustrated by trying to understand what your Scout needs to do to advance and achieve his goals in Scouting? Or a professional wanting to know how to counsel and respond to questions about advancement. Chris Hunt from the National Advancement Team & author of the National Boy Scouts of America, […]