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Advancement Guide Lines for Troop 150
boys, regardless of age, enter at the same rank: New Scout.
As they complete requirements, they advance through the ranks of
Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle.
is no maximum time limit or age restriction for the completion of any rank
except Eagle. The Eagle rank
must be completed before the scout turns 18 years old.
scouts should be able to achieve First Class within one year of joining
the troop. BSA requirements
state a minimum of 4 months for the Star rank and 6 months for the Life
and Eagle ranks. However,
other rank requirements for these ranks normally take more time than these
minimums to complete, so a general guideline is one year each for the rank
of Star, Life and Eagle.
advance through ranks by completing the requirements listed in their
handbook. They must complete
all requirements as they are listed. The
troop may not add, change or delete any requirement except where a
physical or mental disability prevents the completion of a requirement.
It is the scoutís
responsibility, not the leaders, to make sure the scout completes each
to complete most of the Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class
requirements come mostly during the troop campouts, outings and Summer
camp. The scout should bring
his BSA Handbook and notebook to each outing.
He should read through his requirements before time and then look
for opportunities during the outing to complete the requirements.
Should he need any assistance with a requirement, he should ask his
Patrol Leader or troop guide for assistance.
the scout completes a requirement, he should get his Troop Guide to date
and initial the particular item in the front section of his book.
It is the troop Guides responsibility to ensure the scout knows the
material by asking the scout to demonstrate or explain the requirement
before the Assistant Scout Master signs the items as being complete in the
rear section of the Scout book.
all requirements for a rank have been marked off, the scout is ready for a
Steps For Advancement
following eight steps should be followed, in order, to allow the rank
advancement to proceed as smoothly as possible.
Read the chapters in the Scout Handbook
that correspond to the rank he is trying to attain.
He should familiarize himself with all materials covered in
previous ranks also. Scouting
serves to teach the boys life skills so current ranks always build upon
previously attained skills and ranks.
that he is able to demonstrate or explain the requirements as listed in
the BSA Handbook for the rank he is trying to achieve as well as any
requirements previously completed for other ranks.
his Patrol Leader and the Scoutmaster that he is ready for a Scoutmaster
Conference. Setup a time for
the conference that is convenient for both the scout and the Scoutmaster.
with the secretary or advancement person to get completed requirements
entered into the troop computer and obtain a Board of Review printout.
with the Scoutmaster at the appointed time.
The scout should be prepared to show that he is qualified to
advance to the next rank by demonstrating knowledge and proficiency in the
requirements and materials as presented in the BSA Handbook for the
upcoming rank and any ranks already achieved.
He should bring his Scout Handbook and Board of Review Form.
the Scoutmaster is satisfied that the Scout has shown proficiency in his
attempted rank, the scoutmaster will initial and date the scoutís BSA
Handbook and Board of Review Form.
the Board of Review form to the Committee Advancements Person so a board
can be scheduled on the next Board of Review night (normally the third
Friday of each month) as listed in the troop calendar.
The purpose of the board of review is to allow the troop committee
to meet with the scout and discuss how the scout feels about the troop.
Normally, there are 3-4 committee members present for the board.
Should enough committee members not be available for a board, other
adult leaders from the troop will sit in on the board.
the board is completed, the board members will sign and date the Scoutís
Handbook and the Board of Review Form.
The committee will retain the Board of Review form and update the
necessary dates in the troop computer, report the advancement to the
district office and obtain the corresponding badges and advancement cards.
After the scout has passed his Scoutmaster Conference and
completed a Board of Review, he is advanced to the next
rank. He will receive
his badge and advancement card at an upcoming meeting.
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