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'''What is Advancement?''' One of the best and most unique parts of the BSA Advancement Program are the [[Merit Badge]]s. Check out the requirements and links at the [[Merit Badge Worksheets]]. To learn more, check out [[Merit Badge Counseling]], [[Recommending Merit Badge Counselors]], and [[Merit Badge Counselor Orientation]].
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One of the best and most unique parts of the BSA Advancement Program are the [[Merit Badge]]s. Check out the requirements and links at the [[Merit Badge Worksheets]]. To learn more, check out [[Merit Badge Counseling]], [[Recommending Merit Badge Counselors]], and [[Merit Badge Counselor Orientation]].
Many of the most often asked questions are answered in the [[Advancement Policies]].
Many of the most often asked questions are answered in the [[Advancement Policies]].
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If you have an idea for a new merit badge or would like to suggest changes on existing merit badges, take a look at [[Submitting New Merit Badge Ideas]].
If you have an idea for a new merit badge or would like to suggest changes on existing merit badges, take a look at [[Submitting New Merit Badge Ideas]].
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In order to keep the Scouting program fresh and invigorating, it is constantly being updated. Paul Wolf at usscouts maintains an up to date [http://usscouts.org/advance/changes/advchanges.asp listing of rank and merit badge changes] dating back over decade. Also check out [http://www.scouters.us/mb.html Steve Henning's Merit Badge List] dating back to 1911.
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The Scouting program it is constantly being updated. Paul Wolf at usscouts maintains a [http://usscouts.org/advance/changes/advchanges.asp listing of rank and merit badge changes] dating back over decade. Also check out [http://www.scouters.us/mb.html Steve Henning's Merit Badge List] dating back to 1911.
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In addition to standard requirements for [[Ranks]] and [[Merit Badges]], there are also general requirements which apply to the advancement process. The [[Advancement Policies]] provide more informaiton on requirements for age, physical or mental disability, service projects, and merit badge. You may also want to familiarize yourself with the [[BSA's Merit Badge Numbering System]]. It is a simplified way of identifying merit badges which is used on the advancement chart and in some paperwork.
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In addition to requirements for [[Ranks]] and [[Merit Badges]], there are also general [[Advancement Policies]]. Additional resources are available for [[Youth Members With Special Needs]].
[[Advancement in Summer Camp]] provides many opportunities. A letter on [[Advancement for First Year Campers]] was written based on a request. If you have young Scouts, you may find it helpful. Also, check out the information we have on [[Merit Badge Pamphlet Libraries]]. It may surprise you.
[[Advancement in Summer Camp]] provides many opportunities. A letter on [[Advancement for First Year Campers]] was written based on a request. If you have young Scouts, you may find it helpful. Also, check out the information we have on [[Merit Badge Pamphlet Libraries]]. It may surprise you.
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Do you want to earn your merit badges by e-mail through the internet? It's not a generally accepted practice but it may become common place in the future. See [[Counseling Merit Badges Over Long Distances]] for some ideas on how this could be handled in the future. Be sure to send me any comments you may have.
 
The [[Aims and Methods of Scouting]] are the core of the Scouting program. Included are the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
The [[Aims and Methods of Scouting]] are the core of the Scouting program. Included are the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
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By the way, did you ever wonder how many Scouts have earned their First Aid Merit Badge? How about Leatherwork? Or Beekeeping? Well, the answers to this and other questions is available on the [[Merit Badges Earned]] pages.
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Did you ever wonder how many Scouts have earned First Aid Merit Badge? How about Leatherwork? Or Beekeeping? The answers to this and other questions are available on the [[Merit Badges Earned]] pages.
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Do you need to order merit badge pamphlets or any other Scouting documents? Stop by [http://www.scoutstuff.org ScoutStuff.org] for access to the official Boy Scout Catalog.
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== See also ==
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See the [[Bookshelf]] for books and downloadable materials.
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*[[Advancement]]
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== External links ==
== External links ==

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One of the best and most unique parts of the BSA Advancement Program are the Merit Badges. Check out the requirements and links at the Merit Badge Worksheets. To learn more, check out Merit Badge Counseling, Recommending Merit Badge Counselors, and Merit Badge Counselor Orientation.

Many of the most often asked questions are answered in the Advancement Policies.

There are also three forms available here that are useful during the merit badge counselor recruiting process. The Merit Badge Counselor Recommendation Form can be given out to others so that they can provide names of individuals who could make good merit badge counselors. The Merit Badge Counselor Information Form provides information about the prospective counselor for the approval process. The Work Sheet for Building a Merit Badge Counselor List provides a step-by-step procedure for recruiting and outlines the merit badge subject groups.

If you have an idea for a new merit badge or would like to suggest changes on existing merit badges, take a look at Submitting New Merit Badge Ideas.

The Scouting program it is constantly being updated. Paul Wolf at usscouts maintains a listing of rank and merit badge changes dating back over decade. Also check out Steve Henning's Merit Badge List dating back to 1911.

In addition to requirements for Ranks and Merit Badges, there are also general Advancement Policies. Additional resources are available for Youth Members With Special Needs.

Advancement in Summer Camp provides many opportunities. A letter on Advancement for First Year Campers was written based on a request. If you have young Scouts, you may find it helpful. Also, check out the information we have on Merit Badge Pamphlet Libraries. It may surprise you.

The Aims and Methods of Scouting are the core of the Scouting program. Included are the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan, and the Outdoor Code.

Did you ever wonder how many Scouts have earned First Aid Merit Badge? How about Leatherwork? Or Beekeeping? The answers to this and other questions are available on the Merit Badges Earned pages.

See the Bookshelf for books and downloadable materials.

External links

  • http://olc.scouting.org/ - The BSA Online Training Center (an official BSA web site). This provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help Scouting members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program.
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