Boy Scouting Advancement and Awards

Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans their advancement and progresses at their own pace as they meet each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Boy Scout Advancement Resources

Special Opportunities for Boy Scouts

In addition to rank requirements and merit badges, Boy Scouts may earn a number of other badges and awards.

Hiking Awards

Conservation Awards

Aquatic Emblems

Other Awards and Emblems


For additional information, contact your district advancement chair.