OverviewAdvancement is an integral part of the Scouting program which provides recognition for individual effort and accomplishment, as well as a measure of acquired proficiency in basic skills. Advancement is a three-part obligation of:
- The Scout to take the initiative and to work
- The parents to encourage excellence
- The adult leaders of the Troop to provide guidance and opportunity
Boards of Review
PreparationA Scout coming before an Advancement Board of Review should be thoroughly familiar with what was done for the rank applied for, including merit badge work completed for the rank. Prior to scheduling a board of review, a Scout must:
- Ensure that all rank advancement requirements have been completed.
- Ask the Scoutmaster for a "Scoutmaster Conference." It is advisable to give him at least a week's notice.
- Ask the Advancement Chairman to schedule a Board of Review for you. Again, provide at least a week's notice.
CompletionRequirements for a Scout appearing before a Board of Review are as follows:
- Be in proper and complete Official Scout Uniform with merit badge sash (for ranks above first class)
- Bring your Boy Scout Handbook
- Bring your Troop 6 Scout Binder
- Have another scout of similar rank or higher introduce you to the Board of Review
- Be prepared to recite the Scout Law and Oath
ResourcesAdults helping with running a board of review will find the Board of Review Questionnaire very useful.
Rank advancements will be presented as soon as practicable after being earned, approved, certified, and registered. They also will be recognized at the next Court of Honor.
Last modified: December 21, 2010