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The Boy Scouts of America publish a number of references [http://www.scouting.org/ online] at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsasupply/ Scoutstuff.org]. As a corporation, the BSA National Council has Bylaws that provide the most important rules for the corporation. Next come the Corporate Polices, then their support documents, and finally other documentation, handbooks, and manuals.
The Boy Scouts of America publish a number of references [http://www.scouting.org/ online] at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsasupply/ Scoutstuff.org]. As a corporation, the BSA National Council has Bylaws that provide the most important rules for the corporation. Next come the Corporate Polices, then their support documents, and finally other documentation, handbooks, and manuals.
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==Advancement==
For Advancement under the BSA National Council, the precedence of documentation is:
For Advancement under the BSA National Council, the precedence of documentation is:
# Bylaws (and Rules)
# Bylaws (and Rules)
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# Policies: [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33088 Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing] (including key Bylaws)
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# [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33088 Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing] (including key Bylaws)
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#: Guide to Safe Scouting: [http://www.scouting.org/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx Online]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=34416A Printed]
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#: Insignia Guide: [http://www.scouting.org/Media/InsigniaGuide.aspx Online]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33066 Printed]
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# Policy support documents:
# Policy support documents:
#: Boy Scout Requirements #33215: [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards.aspx Online]   [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards.aspx Printed]
#: Boy Scout Requirements #33215: [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards.aspx Online]   [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards.aspx Printed]
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#: Alternate Requirements: [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/earlyalt.aspx Tenderfoot-First Class]   [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/eaglealt.aspx Eagle Scout]   [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/58-730.pdf Alternate Merit Badges]
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#: Alternate Requirements: [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/earlyalt.aspx Tenderfoot-First Class]   [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/eaglealt.aspx Eagle Scout]   [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/58-730.pdf Alternate Merit Badge Application]
#: [http://www.nesa.org/trail/58-728.pdf Eagle Scout Application #58-728]
#: [http://www.nesa.org/trail/58-728.pdf Eagle Scout Application #58-728]
#: [http://www.nesa.org/trail/manual.html Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook #18-927]
#: [http://www.nesa.org/trail/manual.html Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook #18-927]
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#: [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/GuideforMeritBadgeCounselors.aspx Guide for Merit Badge Counselors], etc.
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#: Guide for Merit Badge Counselors[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/GuideforMeritBadgeCounselors.aspx Online]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=34532C Printed]
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# Handbooks, etc.: [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33105 Boy Scout Handbook]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33009C Scoutmaster Handbook]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=34505B Troop Committee Guide Book]
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# Handbooks, etc.: [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33105 Boy Scout Handbook]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33009C Scoutmaster Handbook]  
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#: Troop Committee [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=34505B Guide Book]   [http://www.scouting.org/myscouting Online Course]
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# Training: [http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/trainingmodules/board%20of%20review%20training.aspx Board of Review]   [http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/trainingmodules/scoutmaster%20conference%20training.aspx Scoutmaster Conference]
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==Other Resources==
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* Guide to Safe Scouting: [http://www.scouting.org/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx Online]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=34416A Printed]
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* [http://olc.scouting.org/info/ypt.html Youth Protection Training Online]
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* Insignia Guide: [http://www.scouting.org/Media/InsigniaGuide.aspx Online]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33066 Printed]
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* [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33083 Camping Committee]
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* [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33080 Membership Committee]
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* [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=34368B Training Committee]
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* Commissioner: [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33621 Fieldbook for Unit Service]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33613 Basic Training Manual]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33618 Helps]
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* Safe Swim Defense: [http://www.scouting.org/HealthandSafety/Aquatics/safety-afloat.aspx Online]   [http://www.scouting.org/myscouting Online Course]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=34370A Printed]
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* Safety Afloat: [http://www.scouting.org/HealthandSafety/Aquatics/safe-swim.aspx Online]   [http://www.scouting.org/myscouting Online Course]   [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=34368B Printed]

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The Boy Scouts of America publish a number of references online at your local Scout Shop or online at Scoutstuff.org. As a corporation, the BSA National Council has Bylaws that provide the most important rules for the corporation. Next come the Corporate Polices, then their support documents, and finally other documentation, handbooks, and manuals.

Advancement

For Advancement under the BSA National Council, the precedence of documentation is:

  1. Bylaws (and Rules)
  2. Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing (including key Bylaws)
  3. Policy support documents:
    Boy Scout Requirements #33215: Online   Printed
    Alternate Requirements: Tenderfoot-First Class   Eagle Scout   Alternate Merit Badge Application
    Eagle Scout Application #58-728
    Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook #18-927
    Guide for Merit Badge CounselorsOnline   Printed
  4. Handbooks, etc.: Boy Scout Handbook   Scoutmaster Handbook  
    Troop Committee Guide Book   Online Course
  5. Training: Board of Review   Scoutmaster Conference

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