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Starved Rock/Matthiessen Expedition
May 10th-12th, 2019

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage - Galena, IL
April 26th-28th, 2019

Outing Information

Uniform Information



What is Advancement?

Council and district advancement committees implement procedures that help achieve the following advancement principles:

Personal Growth – This is the primary consideration in the advancement program. This growth may be measured by how Boy Scouts live out scouting ideals in their daily lives.
Learning by doing – A Boy Scout has not really learned the skill until he has done it.

Each Boy Scout progresses at his own rate – Scouts must be encouraged to advance steadily and to set their own goals with guidance from their parents and leaders.

A badge is recognition of what a Scout is able to do, not merely a reward for what he has done – The badge is proof of certain abilities, and is not just a reward for the completion of a task.

Advancement encourages scouting ideals – Scouting teaches Boy Scouts to care for themselves and to help others. Advancement should reflect the ideal for the Scout to live the Boy Scout Oath in his daily life. No Troop has the authority to add or subtract to the advancement requirements.

Boy Scout requirements – Rank advancement is the basis for a Boy Scout's progress towards Eagle. There are four steps in the Boy Scout advancement procedure:

Record keeping – Record keeping and distribution of awards are the responsibilities of the Advancement Chair.

What Is the Purpose of Advancement Training?

Our goal is to have more parents involved with Boy Scout Boards of Review (BOR), to distribute this important task more evenly amongst the parents of the Troop. We will provide the skills to parents so they may more effectively and confidently conduct Boy Scout Boards of review.

Who can participate on a Boy Scout BOR?

The board of review is made up of at least three and not more than six members of the Troop Committee. One of the members serves as chairman, usually the Advancement Chair or any other committee member appointed by the Advancement Chair.

However, no Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster may serve on any BOR, also none of the Scout's relatives or guardians may serve as members on his BOR.

The Purpose of the BOR:

Members of the BOR should have the following objectives in mind when they conduct the review:

BOR Questions:

BOR questions are asked according to the rank the Scout is earning.

When running a BOR the adult committee will ask the Scout a series of questions:

Rank Advancement and Merit Badge Requirements
Soar With the Eagles
A Guide to Conducting Boards of Review