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</noinclude><noinclude>The [[Bookshelf#Bylaws and Rules|Boy Scout Requirements #33215]] and [[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies| Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing]]] are primary reference for advancement in [[Cub Scouting]], [[Boy Scouting]], [[Varsity Scouting]], [[Venturing]], and [[Sea Scouts]].
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Key [[Advancement]] topics for Scouts and their leaders are available here in their entirety.
 
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== Guide To Advancement ==
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| width="260" height="16" | &nbsp;[[Advancement]] &nbsp; [[Advancement Rules and Regulations|Rules and Regulations]] . . .
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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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| height="16" | &nbsp; [[Cub Scout Advancement]] &nbsp; ([[Cub Scouting|Ranks]]). . . . . .
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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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| height="16" | &nbsp; [[Scoutmaster Conferences]] . . . . . . . . . .
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| height="16" | &nbsp; [[ Merit Badge Policies|Merit Badges]] &nbsp; [[FAQ]] &nbsp; ([[Merit Badge Worksheets|Worksheets]]). . . . .
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| height="16" | &nbsp; [[Service Projects]] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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| height="16" | &nbsp; [[Appealing a Decision]] . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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| height="16" | &nbsp; [[Venturing advancement|Venturing & Sea Scouts]] &nbsp;([[Venturing#Advancement_and_recognition|Ranks]]). . . . . . .
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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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** [[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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| width="250" height="16" | &nbsp;[[Advancement]] &nbsp; [[Advancement Rules and Regulations|Rules and Regulations]]
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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;[[Boy Scout Advancement|Boy Scouts]] &nbsp; ([[Boy Scout Ranks|Ranks]]) &nbsp; [[Varsity Scout Advancement|Varsity]] &nbsp; ([[Varsity Scout Ranks|Ranks]])
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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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** 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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**[[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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| | &nbsp;[[Venturing advancement|Venturing & Sea Scouts]] &nbsp; ([[Venturing#Advancement_and_recognition|Ranks]])
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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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** [[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: [[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies| Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing]]]''</center>
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[[Category:Cub Scout advancement]]
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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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