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<noinclude>The [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33088 Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing] is our primary reference for advancement in [[Cub Scouting]], [[Boy Scouting]], [[Varsity Scouting]], [[Venturing]], and [[Sea Scouts]].
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<noinclude><center><big>[[MeritBadge.Org]] offers hundreds resources for the [[Advancement Policies]] and [[Boy Scout Requirements book]]</big></center>
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Key [[Advancement]] topics for Boy Scouts and their leaders are available here in their entirety.
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== Guide To Advancement ==
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The [[Guide To Advancement]] is the official source of advancement policies and procedures.
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*[http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/GuideToAdvancement.aspx '''On-line reading'''] &mdash; this version is divided into chapters and includes a search engine.
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*[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf '''Download for off-line reading'''] {{PDF}}:the entire publication is presented in a single interface to facilitate print-out.
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*A printed version is also available at your local Scout shop, or from [http://www.ScoutStuff.org '''ScoutStuff.org'''].
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==Advancement Topics==
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:''Also see the [[Boy Scout Requirements]] for many more topics.
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* [[Advancement]]
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** [[Advancement Rules and Regulations]]
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**[[What Is Advancement?]]
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**[[Advancement Principles]]
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**[[Advancement in the Four Scouting Program Phases]]
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**[[Religious Principles]]
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*[[Advancement Reports]]
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**[[Record Keeping]]
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*[[Advancement for Youth Members With Special Needs]]
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| width="250" height="16" | &nbsp;[[Advancement Rules and Regulations]]
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** [[Advancement for Cub Scouts with Disabilities]]
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** [[Advancement for Boy Scouts with Disabilities]]
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** [[Advancement for Venturers with Disabilities]]
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** [[Alternate Requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Ranks]]
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** [[Alternate Merit Badges for the Eagle Scout Rank]]
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** [[Woods Services Award]]
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** [[Torch of Gold Certificate]]
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* [[Cub Scout Advancement Policies]]
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** [[Cub Scout Leader Portal]]
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* [[Boy Scout Advancement|Boy Scout Advancement]]
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| height="16" | &nbsp;[[Active|When is a Scout ''Active''?]]
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** Other topics: [[Boy Scout Portal]]
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** [[Active|When is a Scout ''Active''?]]
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** [[Time Extensions]]
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** [[Troop Advancement Goals]]
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** [[Scoutmaster Conferences]]
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** [[Merit Badge Policies|Merit Badges]]
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** [[Service Projects]]
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** [[Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project|Eagle Scout Project]]
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** [[Boards of Review]]
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** [[Scout Spirit]]
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** [[12 Steps From Life to Eagle]]
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** [[Appealing a Decision]]
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** [[Courts of Honor]]
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** [[Advancement in Summer Camp]]
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** [[First Class-First Year]]
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** [[Merit Badges for Eagle Palms]]
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** [[Uniform|When is a Scout ''in Uniform''?]]
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* [[Varsity Scout Advancement]]
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| height="16" | &nbsp;[[Time Extensions]]
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** Other topics: [[Varsity Scout Portal]]
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** Also see: [[Boy Scout Advancement|Boy Scout Advancement]]
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* [[Venturing Advancement]]
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** Other topics: [[Venturing Portal]], and [[Sea Scouts]].
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** Also see: [[Boy Scout Advancement|Boy Scout Advancement]]
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** [[Courts of Honor]]
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* [[Miscellaneous Topics]]
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| height="16" | &nbsp;[[ Merit Badge Policies|Merit Badges]] &nbsp; [[Merit Badge FAQ]]
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**[[Extended Absence From Scouting]]
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**[[Lone Scouting]]
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**[[Youth of Other Nationalities]]
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**[[Religious Principles]]
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* [[Awards]]
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** [[District Award of Merit]]
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** [[Silver Beaver Award]]
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** [[Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards]]
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** [[Distinguished Eagle Scout Award]]
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** [[William T. Hornaday Award]]
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** [[Scoutmaster Award of Merit]]
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** [[Venturing Advisor Award of Merit]]
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** [[Venturing Leadership Award]]
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** [[Religious Emblems]]
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** [[Woods Services Award]]
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** [[Torch of Gold Certificate]]
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**[[Group Instruction of Merit Badges]]
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** [[Troop and Team Merit Badge Counselors]]
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** [[Qualifications of Counselors]]
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** [[Merit Badge Days]] (Events, seminars, Clinics, etc.)
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* [[Bookshelf]]
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** [[Advancement Policies|Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2008 Printing]]
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** [[Boy Scout Requirements]] #33216
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** [[Forms]]
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<center>''Source: [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33088 Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing]''</center>
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[[Category:Boy Scout advancement]]
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[[Category:Varsity Scouting advancement]]
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[[Category:Venturing advancement]]
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[[Category:Advice]]
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The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Guide To Advancement, 2011 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33088)


Guide To Advancement

The Guide To Advancement is the official source of advancement policies and procedures.

Advancement Topics

Also see the Boy Scout Requirements for many more topics.
Advancement Policies
Advancement (Report) Boy Scouts (Resources) Service Projects
Rules and Regulations First Class-First Year Eagle Scout Project
 What is Scout Spirit?  Scoutmaster Conferences Lifesaving Awards
When is a Scout Active? Time Extensions Summer Camp
When is a Scout in Uniform? Boards of Review - Appeals Merit Badges, Events & FAQ
Scouts with Special Needs Advancement Campout  Cub Scouts  (Resources)
Religious Principle Courts of Honor Varsity (Resources)
Books & References  12 Steps From Life to Eagle  Venturing & Sea Scouts  
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