Boy Scout Advancement Overview

The Boy Scout advancement program is subtle. It places a series of challenges in front of a Scout in a manner that is fun and educational. As Scouts meet these challenges, they achieve the aims of Boy Scouting.”

Quoted from: Advancement Policies #33088, pages 23-26

“You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn these merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges. Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time. You don’t need to have had rank advancement to be eligible.”

Quoted from: Boy Scout Requirements pp.22-23

Learn more about Advancement & Merit Badges and get Merit Badge workbooks at

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