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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. It is available in the following formats:
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/ '''HTML - On-line reading'''] (2019)</span> —; this version is divided into chapters and includes a search engine.
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf '''PDF - Download for off-line reading''' {{PDF}}] (2019) </span> — the entire publication is presented in a single interface to facilitate print-out.
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| height="16" | &nbsp; [[Cub Scout Advancement|Cub Scouts]] &nbsp; ([[Cub Scouting|Ranks]]) &nbsp; ([[Cub Scout Worksheets|Worksheets]]) . .
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=guide+to+advancement+648216 '''Purchase (paper) - ScoutShop.org'''] (2019)</span> — a printed version is available at your local Scout shop.
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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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| height="16" | &nbsp; [[Scoutmaster Conferences]] . . . . . . . . . .
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==Advancement Topics==
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:''Also see the ''[[Scouts BSA Requirements]]'' book 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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| height="12" colspan="2" align="center" | <big>'''[[Advancement Policies]]'''</big>
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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="270" height="16" | &nbsp;[[Advancement]] &nbsp; [[Advancement Rules and Regulations|Rules and Regulations]]
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** [[Cub Scout Leader Portal]]
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* [[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: [[Scouts BSA 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 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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** Other topics: [[Varsity Scout Portal]]
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** Also see: [[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: [[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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| height="16" | &nbsp;[[Service Projects]] &nbsp; [[Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project|Eagle Scout Project]]
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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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** ''[[Scouts BSA Requirements]]''
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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:Scout advancement]]
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[[Category:Varsity Scouting advancement]]
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[[Category:Venturing advancement]]
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[[Category:Sea Scouting 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 SKU #N/A)


Guide To Advancement

The Guide To Advancement is the official source of advancement policies and procedures. It is available in the following formats:

Advancement Topics

Also see the Scouts BSA Requirements book for many more topics.
Advancement Policies
Advancement (Report) Scouts BSA (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
Books & References  12 Steps From Life to Eagle  Venturing & Sea Scouts  
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