Click a rank to be directed to its requirements, which are also available in the Scout Handbook. Also see the BSA Guide to Advancement. THE NEW RANKS ARE NOT YET LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE.
Rank requirements for Star and above may be signed-off ONLY by the Scoutmaster or an Assistant Scoutmaster. All other rank requirements may be signed-off ONLY by the Scoutmaster, an Assistant Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader (of at least First Class Rank), Instructor and Troop Guide, but siblings may not sign off on each other.
Scouts ready for a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review should email or call the Scoutmaster or Scribe a week before an Advancement Night. Absent pre-approval from the Scoutmaster, Scouts MUST be in full Class A uniform (with sash for Scouts First Class and above) for any Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review. See our Uniform, Books & Gear page for more info. An adult leader may not sign off for their son, other than for witnessing attendance or acknowledging tracking logs.
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