Each Scouting program has its own requirements for advancement. Select your program:
Even though live Scout meetings have been cancelled due to the constraints of the COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) crisis, the Scouting program continues. We have developed a Scouting At Home set of pages with information so that youth, parents, and leaders can work together to facilitate advancement while adhering to the Guide to Safe Scouting and following the rules of Youth Protection training.
Scouts working towards the rank of Eagle Scout, can find relevant information on our Eagle Trail page.
Merit Badges are an important part of the Scouts BSA program, and over 125 merit badges are currently offered. You can find Counselors for each Merit Badge on our Online Merit Badge Counselor Listing. Adults with experience in a Merit Badge subject are encouraged to become Merit Badge Counselors. To learn more, see our SDIC Merit Badge Counselor page.
The BSA STEM/Nova Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Scouts at all levels. The hope is that earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) fields. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.
Keep track of the advancment of the youth in your unit with the online Internet Advancement.
Recognizing that no two Scouts are alike, and that some Scouts have "disabilities" that require extra help from our trained leaders. These Scouts with special needs have allowances for membership eligibility and advancement flexibility.