Advancement and recognition in the Boy Scouts of America is a tradition dating from the inception of the Scouting movement. A fundamental purpose of advancement is the self-confidence a young man or woman acquires from their participation in Scouting. Scouting provides a series of challenges and steps in meeting them through the advancement method. The Scout plans their advancement and works at their own pace as they meets each challenge. The Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Advancement in Scouting

Trail to First Class

Trail to Eagle

Merit Badges

Den Chief Service Award

Totin Chip & Firem'n Chit

Religious Emblems

Leave No Trace

Paul Bunyan Woodsman

Interpreter Strip

World Conservation Award