Guide To Advancement

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The official BSA '''''[[Guide To Advancement]]''''' is in it's final stage and pending release.
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|latest_edition = 2011<br />&ndash;[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf '''PDF version''']<br />&ndash;[http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/GuideToAdvancement.aspx '''HTML version''']
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'''The ''[[Guide To Advancement]]'' will <u>''REPLACE''</u> the ''[[Advancement Policies|Advancement Committee Policies & Procedures]]''''' (BSA Supply No. 33088).
 
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==Discontinued Merit Badges==
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== Introduction ==
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{{Quote-source|The Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouts. It replaces the Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures and Advancement and Recognition Policies and Procedures, which are no longer valid.|'''Guide To Advancement''', (BSA Supply No. 33088). }}
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The "Guide To Advancement" has '''replaced''' the ''[[Advancement Policies|Advancement Committee Policies & Procedures]]'', (same BSA Supply No. 33088).
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== Viewing the online Guide ==
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The Guide to Advancement is available in the following formats:
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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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== GTA Related Topics ==
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===Discontinued Merit Badges===
{{Quote|'''[7.0.4.4] Discontinued Merit Badges'''
{{Quote|'''[7.0.4.4] Discontinued Merit Badges'''
Scouts may not begin working on discontinued merit badges. If actual effort has already begun by the time discontinuation becomes effective, and work actively continues, then the badge may be completed and can count toward rank advancement, but presentation of the badge itself will be subject to national inventory. It is a misconception that discontinued merit badges may be earned as long as the patch and requirements can be found.}}
Scouts may not begin working on discontinued merit badges. If actual effort has already begun by the time discontinuation becomes effective, and work actively continues, then the badge may be completed and can count toward rank advancement, but presentation of the badge itself will be subject to national inventory. It is a misconception that discontinued merit badges may be earned as long as the patch and requirements can be found.}}

Revision as of 17:38, November 5, 2012

Guide to Advancement

First edition:2011 (replaced ACPP)
Latest edition:2011
PDF version
HTML version
BSA Supply Number:33088


Contents

Introduction

The Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouts. It replaces the Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures and Advancement and Recognition Policies and Procedures, which are no longer valid.
Guide To Advancement, (BSA Supply No. 33088).

The "Guide To Advancement" has replaced the Advancement Committee Policies & Procedures, (same BSA Supply No. 33088).

Viewing the online Guide

The Guide to Advancement is available in the following formats:

GTA Related Topics

Discontinued Merit Badges

[7.0.4.4] Discontinued Merit Badges

Scouts may not begin working on discontinued merit badges. If actual effort has already begun by the time discontinuation becomes effective, and work actively continues, then the badge may be completed and can count toward rank advancement, but presentation of the badge itself will be subject to national inventory. It is a misconception that discontinued merit badges may be earned as long as the patch and requirements can be found.

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