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Ranks in the Scouting program signify experience and knowledge. Some have tenure requirements, while others have no set time frame.
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Ranks in the Scouting program phases signify experience and knowledge. Some have tenure requirements, while others have no set time frame.
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== Cub Scout advancement ==
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Ranks are stations of progression along an advancement trail in Scouting. Along with ranks, recognition for an achievement along an advancement trail may also be a be an advancement award or badge. For example, the Sea Scouting advancement trail comprised entirely of ranks; Venturing is exclusively advancement awards.
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*[[Bobcat]]
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:''See also: [[Advancement]] for the entire advancement trail within all Scouting programs.''
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*[[Tiger]]
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:''See also: [[Awards]] for all advancement and special opportunities awards.''
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*[[Wolf]]
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*[[Bear]]
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*[[Webelos]]
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*[[Arrow of Light]]
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The Arrow of Light is the only award that a Cub Scout "carries over" into the Boy Scout program; it also can be worn as an adult via a square knot emblem.
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== Cub Scout ranks ==
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== Boy Scout advancement ==
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:* [[Bobcat|Bobcat badge]] - For all new youth members.
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:* [[Tiger|Tiger Cub]]
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:* [[Wolf|Wolf Cub Scout]]
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:* [[Bear|Bear Cub Scout]]
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:* [[Webelos|Webelos Scout badge]]
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The [[Arrow of Light|Arrow of Light Award]] is an advancement award.
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== Boy Scout ranks ==
{{main|Boy Scouting advancement}}
{{main|Boy Scouting advancement}}
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*[[Scout Badge]] (Boy Scout joining requirements)
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:* [[Tenderfoot]]
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*[[Tenderfoot]]
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:* [[Second Class]]
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*[[Second Class]]
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:* [[First Class]]
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*[[First Class]]
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:* [[Star Scout]]
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*[[Star Scout]]
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:* [[Life Scout]]
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*[[Life Scout]]
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:* [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] - Boy Scouting's highest award; it is both a rank and an advancement award.
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*[[Eagle Scout]]
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*[[Eagle Palms]]
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Eagle Palms are not advancement levels like other ranks; they are recognition for further service, growth, and tenure in the Scouting program.
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The [[Scout Badge|Scout badge]] is the joining requirements Boy Scout. [[Eagle Palms]] are recognition for further service, growth, and tenure in the Scouting program.
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== Notes on Varsity Scout and Venturing advancement ==
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== Varsity Scout advancement ==
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:''See also: [[Rank Advancement for Venturers]]
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The Boy Scout requirements for advancement is the basis for Varsity Scout advancement. There are no ranks for Varsity Scouts outside the Eagle trail; they are however eligible to earn advancement awards available only to Varsity Scouts.
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:''See also: [[Varsity Scouting advancement]]''
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1. The Boy Scout requirements for advancement shall be the basis for Varsity Scout advancement.
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== Venturing advancement ==
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There are no ranks in Venturing for youth members. Venturers registered in a Sea Scout ship may earn Sea Scouting ranks.
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2. A Male Venturer who has achieved [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Award]] while a Venturer until his 18th birthday. There is no Venturing advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.
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=== Boy Scouting rank advancement for Venturers ===
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{{main|Boy Scouting Rank Advancement for Venturers}}
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A male Venturer who has achieved [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] while a Venturer until his 18th birthday. There is no Venturing advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.
:*Sea Scouts are part of the Venturing program so this rule also applies to Sea Scouts.
:*Sea Scouts are part of the Venturing program so this rule also applies to Sea Scouts.
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3. With the exception of Sea Scouts, BSA, there are no ranks in the Venturing program.
 
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:''See also: [[Venturing advancement]]''
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3. With the exception of Sea Scouts, BSA, there are no ranks in the Venturing program.
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== Sea Scout advancement ==
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== Sea Scout ranks ==
{{main|Sea Scouting advancement}}
{{main|Sea Scouting advancement}}
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:1. [[Apprentice rank]]
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:1. [[Apprentice rank|Apprentice]]
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:2. [[Ordinary rank]]
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:2. [[Ordinary rank|Ordinary]]
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:3. [[Able rank]]
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:3. [[Able rank|Able]]
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:4. [[Quartermaster Award]]
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:4. [[Quartermaster Award]] - Sea Scouting's highest award; it is both a rank and an advancement award.
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=== Boy Scouting rank advancement for Sea Scouts ===
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{{main|Boy Scouting Rank Advancement for Venturers}}
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A male Sea Scout who has achieved [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] while a Sea Scout until his 18th birthday. There is no Sea Scouting advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.
==See also==
==See also==
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Revision as of 11:26, November 6, 2007

Ranks in the Scouting program phases signify experience and knowledge. Some have tenure requirements, while others have no set time frame.

Ranks are stations of progression along an advancement trail in Scouting. Along with ranks, recognition for an achievement along an advancement trail may also be a be an advancement award or badge. For example, the Sea Scouting advancement trail comprised entirely of ranks; Venturing is exclusively advancement awards.

See also: Advancement for the entire advancement trail within all Scouting programs.
See also: Awards for all advancement and special opportunities awards.

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Cub Scout ranks

The Arrow of Light Award is an advancement award.

Boy Scout ranks

The Scout badge is the joining requirements Boy Scout. Eagle Palms are recognition for further service, growth, and tenure in the Scouting program.

Varsity Scout advancement

The Boy Scout requirements for advancement is the basis for Varsity Scout advancement. There are no ranks for Varsity Scouts outside the Eagle trail; they are however eligible to earn advancement awards available only to Varsity Scouts.

See also: Varsity Scouting advancement

Venturing advancement

There are no ranks in Venturing for youth members. Venturers registered in a Sea Scout ship may earn Sea Scouting ranks.

Boy Scouting rank advancement for Venturers

A male Venturer who has achieved First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the Eagle Scout Award while a Venturer until his 18th birthday. There is no Venturing advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.

  • Sea Scouts are part of the Venturing program so this rule also applies to Sea Scouts.
See also: Venturing advancement

3. With the exception of Sea Scouts, BSA, there are no ranks in the Venturing program.

Sea Scout ranks

1. Apprentice
2. Ordinary
3. Able
4. Quartermaster Award - Sea Scouting's highest award; it is both a rank and an advancement award.

Boy Scouting rank advancement for Sea Scouts

A male Sea Scout who has achieved First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the Eagle Scout Award while a Sea Scout until his 18th birthday. There is no Sea Scouting advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.

See also

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