For Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Sea Scouts, advancement is the process by which Scouts progress from rank to rank in the Scouting program. Venturing has a less structured recognition program. Advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. Everything done to advance and earn these ranks and recognitions should be designed to help the young person have an exciting and meaningful experience.


Internet Advancement

Guide to Advancement (2015)

Merit Badge Counselor Application 


Cub Scouts

Boy Scouts 



Need more information or have questions?  Contact your district advancement chairman or email