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

Scout
Scout
  1. Complete the fifth grade, or be 11 years old, or have earned the Arrow of Light
  2. Submit a completed Boy Scout Application and health history signed by you parent or guardian.
  3. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Demonstrate the following:
    1. Scout Sign
    2. Salute
    3. Handclasp
  5. Demonstrate tying the square knot
  6. Understand the following:
    1. Scout Oath
    2. Scout Law
    3. Scout Motto
    4. Scout Slogan
    5. Outdoor code
  7. Describe the Scout Badge
  8. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse and Drug Abuse." (Ed Note this is a pamphlet, found just inside the front cover of the 1995 Boy Scout Handbook)
  9. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference

Tenderfoot
Tenderfoot
  1. Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip. Show the camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it.
  2. Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop camp out. Sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch.
  3. On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol's meals. Tell way it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of eating together.
  4. Demonstrate:
    1. how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.
    2. that you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: Two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.
  5. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are lost.
  6. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower and fold the American flag.
  7. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan.
  8. Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.
  9. Explain the buddy system in Scouting.
  10. Do the following:
    1. record your best in the following tests: pushups, pull-ups, sit-ups, standing long jump and 1/4 mile walk/run. Record again 30 days later.
    2. Show improvement in the activities listed in requirement 10a after practicing for 30 days.
  11. Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.
  12. Do the following:
    1. Demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver and tell when it is used.
    2. Show first aid for the following: simple cuts and scratches, blisters on the hand and foot, minor burns or scalds (first-degree), bites or stings of insects and ticks, poisonous snakebite, nosebleed, frostbite and sunburn.
  13. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference
  14. Complete your board of review.

Second Class
Second Class
  1. Do the following:
    1. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.
    2. Using a compass and a map together, take a five mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Since joining, have participated in five separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), two of which included camping overnight.
    2. On one of these campouts, select a patrol site and sleep in a tent you pitched.
    3. On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be used.
    4. Use the tools listed in requirement 2c to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.
    5. Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire and a light weight stove. Discuss the safety procedures for using both.
    6. Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.
    7. On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot breakfast or lunch for yourself, selecting foods from the four basic food groups. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to transport, store, and prepare the foods you selected.
  3. Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, charted organization, community, or troop activity.
  4. Participate in an approved (minimum of one hour) service project.
  5. Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, mollusks) found in your community.
  6. Do the following:
    1. Show what to do for "hurry" cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and internal poisoning.
    2. Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike.
    3. Demonstrate first aid for the following; object in the eye, bite of a suspected rabid animal, puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook, serious burns (second-degree), heat exhaustion, shock, heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation.
  7. Demonstrate:
    1. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim
    2. your ability to jump feetfirst into water over your head in depth, level off and swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.
    3. water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
  8. Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and other practices that could be harmful to your health. Discuss your participation in the program with family.
  9. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  10. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference
  11. Complete your board of review.

First Class
First Class
  1. Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and night without using a compass. (pages 206-209)
  2. Using a compass, complete an orienteering course that covers: at least 1 mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items (tree, tower, ditch, etc..) .(pages 196-197, 203-205)
  3. Since joining scouts, participate in ten separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), three of which included camping overnight.
  4. On one camp out, serve as your patrol's cook. Prepare a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that requires cooking; secure ingredients; supervise your assistants in fire building; and prepare the meals. Lead your patrol in saying of grace at the meals, and supervise cleanup. (pages 98-125)
  5. Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader ( elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal or teacher ) your rights and obligations as a US citizen. (Ref: pages 457-462, 84-92)
  6. Identify or show evidence of at least ten types of native plants found in your area. (ref 318-345)
  7. Do the following:
    1. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch and their use in square, shear and diagonal lashings by joining 2 or more poles or staves together.(pages 139-140, 149-152)
    2. Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget. (pages 152-155)
  8. 8.)Do the following:
    1. Demonstrate tying the bowline (rescue) knot and how it is used in rescues. (pages 134-136)
    2. Demonstrate bandages for injures on the head, the upper arm, and collarbone, and for a sprained ankle. (pages 423, 434-439 )
    3. Show how to transport by yourself, and with one other person, a person: from a smoke filled room, and a person with a broken leg for at least 25 yards. (pages 437-439)
    4. Tell the five most common signs of a heart attack. Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (pages 407-413)
  9. Demonstrate your ability to swim 100 yards using one resting stroke and two other strokes. and to float (rest) as motionless as possible for 1 minute. (pages 231-236) **
  10. Show Scout spirit.
  11. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
  12. Complete your board of review.

** This requirement may be waved by the troop committee for medical or safety reasons.


Star Scout
Star
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 4 months as a First Class Scout
  2. Show Scout spirit.
  3. Earn six merit badges, including any four from the required list for Eagle.
  4. While First Class Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your scoutmaster.
  5. While First Class Scout, serve actively four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop): patrol leader , senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, den chief, scribe, librarian, quartermaster, bugler, chaplain aide, instructor, junior assistant Scoutmaster, or troop guide.
  6. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
  7. Complete your board of review.

Life Scout
Life
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Star Scout
  2. Show Scout spirit.
  3. Earn five more merit badges (so you have 11 in all), including any three from the required list for Eagle.
  4. While Star Scout, take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours of work. These projects must be approved by your scoutmaster.
  5. While Star Scout, serve actively six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop): patrol leader , senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, den chief, scribe, librarian, quartermaster, bugler, chaplain aide, instructor, junior assistant Scoutmaster, or troop guide.
  6. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
  7. Complete your board of review.

Eagle Scout
Eagle
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Life Scout
  2. Show Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than you already have) including the following:
    1. First Aid
    2. Citizenship in the Community
    3. Citizenship in the Nation
    4. Citizenship in the World
    5. Communications
    6. Personal Fitness
    7. Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
    8. Environmental Science
    9. Personal Management
    10. Swimming or  Hiking or  Cycling
    11. Camping
    12. Family Life
      (You must choose only one merit badge listed in items (g) and (j). If you have earned more than one of the badges listed in items (g) and (j), choose one and list the remaining badges to make your total of 21.)
  4. While Life Scout, serve actively six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility:
    1. Boy Scout Troop
      1. Patrol Leader
      2. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader>
      3. Senior Patrol Leader
      4. Troop Guide
      5. Den Chief
      6. Scribe
      7. Librarian
      8. Historian
      9. Quartermaster
      10. Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
      11. Chaplain Aid
      12. Instructor
      13. Venture Patrol Leader
    2. Varsity Scout team
      1. Captain
      2. Co-captain
      3. Program Manager
      4. Squad Leader
      5. Team Secretary
      6. Librarian
      7. Quartermaster
      8. Chaplain Aid
      9. Instructor
      10. Den Chief
    3. Venture crew/ship
      1. President
      2. Vice President
      3. Secretary
      4. Treasurer
      5. Boatswain
      6. Boatswain's Mate
      7. Yeoman
      8. Purser
      9. Storekeeper
  5. While Life scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project idea must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 18-927A, in meeting this requirement.
  6. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
  7. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout Board of Review.

Bronze Palm

Palm
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 3 months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last palm.
  2. Show Scout spirit.
  3. Make satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or the last palm.*
  5. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference

Gold Palm

Palm
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 3 months after becoming a Eagle Scout or after award of last palm.
  2. Show Scout spirit.
  3. Make satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or the last palm.*
  5. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference

Silver Palm

Palm
  1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 3 months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last palm.
  2. Show Scout spirit.
  3. Make satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or the last palm.*
  5. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference
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