Rank Advancement in Boy Scouts can be confusing to anyone new to the program. It has its own language, rules and processes that can be tricky to learn. This article is written to help give you a good understanding of Boy Scout advancement and how it works to develop young men.
Advancement is the method by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank. Please remember, though, that advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. While there are ranks and badges, blue cards and requirements, Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review, all of it is designed to foster the Aims of Scouting.