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Advancement

Advancement

A Scout is Taught--Monthly program themes

Scouts will work together as a New Scout Patrol during the first year. Working in cooperation with their Assistant Scoutmaster and Troop Guide (an older Scout), they can work on requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class in any order but must receive the three ranks in their respective sequence. Outings are a key component of building Scout skills and attaining rank advancement. The New Scout Patrol will be encouraged to attend and practice camping, cooking, and hiking skills while having fun along the way. The goal is to earn the First Class Rank within one year of joining.

A Scout is Tested--Scoutmaster Conference

Shortly after a Scout completes the requirements necessary for a rank advancement, he must contact the Scoutmaster for a conference to discuss personal growth and to set future goals both inside and outside of Scouting. The conference is short and may be performed at a regular troop meeting or by appointment.  A list of sample questions is available in the Troop Strategic Plan. The Scout is to wear his complete uniform.

Board of Review

A Board of Review to examine the progress of a Scout is held for every rank advancement, Tenderfoot through Eagle Scout. The Board of Review is conducted by members of the Troop Committee. These adults are concerned about you and want to better understand what Scouting is doing for you. They will be interested in discussing your service to others, your merit badges, leadership, and other activities of Scouting. The Board of Review should be held no later than 2 weeks prior to a Court of Honor. The Scout is to wear his complete uniform.

A Scout is Recognized--Court of Honor

A Court of Honor is a formal ceremony to recognize you and your fellow Scouts for rank advancement and other Scouting achievements. This event, with an audience of family, friends, and troop leaders, often includes refreshments and a special program. The Eagle Scout Rank is such a high achievement that the award will be presented at a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor. The Scouts are to wear their complete uniforms.