Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. Scouts plan their own advancement and progress at their own pace as they meet each challenge. Scouts are recognized and rewarded for each achievement, which helps them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank and is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back for more. It works best when it is built into a unit’s program so that simply participating leads to meaningful achievement and recognition—and to a continually improving readiness for more complex experiences.
It Is a Method—Not an End in Itself Advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. It is one of several methods designed to help unit leadership carry out the aims and mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
- Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges
- Belated Rank Application
- Eagle Scout Rank Application 2020
This is the revised 2020 Eagle Scout Rank Application. Scouts who have already started preparing their application using the 2019 version may continue to use it. They do not need to redo it using the 2020 version
- Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
This is the revised 2021 Eagle Scout Service Project workbook. Scouts who have already started preparing their workbook using the 2020 version may continue to use it. They do not need to redo it using the 2021 version.
- 188.8.131.52 Request for Extension of Time
- 184.108.40.206 Appeal of Extension Request Denial
- Eagle Scout Service Project Coach Application
- Individual Scout Advancement Plan
- Navigating the Eagle Scout Service Project; Information for Project Beneficiaries
- Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility
- 2020 Scouts BSA RankApplication
Official Scout BSA Rank Requirements
- Age Requirement Eligibility
- Scouts BSA Rank Requirements
- Tenderfoot Rank Requirements
- Second Class Rank Requirements
- First Class Rank Requirements
- Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks Alternative Requirements
- Star Rank Requirements
- Life Rank Requirements
- Eagle Rank Requirements
- Eagle Scout Rank Alternative Requirements
- Eagle Palms