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 RANK REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT YET LINKED BELOW.
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. An adult leader may not sign off for their son, other than for witnessing attendance or acknowledging tracking logs. Signing off should be done promptly after completion of the requirement (within 30 days), or credit may be denied.
Scouts ready for a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review should contact the Scoutmaster or Scribe a week before an Advancement Night to request one. 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.
A Board of Review is comprised of non-leader adults unrelated to the Scout. Participation in a BOR is a way for us, as the Troop 71 community, to ensure that the Scouts (instructed by youth leadership under adult supervision and guidance) are getting the most they can out of the scouting program, have satisfactorily met the individual requirements for a rank, foster positive relationships with both peers and adults, and are looking to improve themselves and the community around them by living the Scout Oath and Law.
(The links below open to the soon to be replaced rank requirements.)
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