Unit Advancement Chair

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See: [[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies|Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088]] © 1989, 2007 Printing
See: [[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies|Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088]] © 1989, 2007 Printing

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Troop Advancement Chair

The unit advancement chair is appointed by the committee chairman to ensure that the unit has at least monthly boards of review, quarterly courts of honor, and that the unit has goals of helping each Scout advance a rank each year and for new Scouts to reach First Class rank during their first year. The advancement chair is also responsible for record keeping and submitting advancement reports.


Unit committee position

Team Advancement Chair

Responsiblities set by BSA Advancement Policies

Main: Boy Scout Advancement
  • "A basic goal should be for each Scout to advance a rank during the year."
  • "New Scouts should earn their First Class rank during their first year in the troop."
  • Boards of Review - "When reviewed monthly by the troop committee, Scouts will recognize the importance of Scout advancement."
  • "Troops should conduct boards of review for Scouts who are not advancing."
  • "A minimum of four formal courts of honor a year (one every three months) should be held to formally recognize the Scouts in the troop."
  • "Presentation of merit badges and rank badges should not await these courts of honor;"
  • "...Awards and badges should be presented at the next meeting after they have been earned. Scouts are recognized again at a formal court of honor."
  • "Each troop is responsible for keeping its own records and reporting advancement to the local council service center. This is done on an Advancement Report form."


  • Encourage Scouts to advance in rank.
  • Works with troop Scribe or Team Secretary to maintain all Scout advancement records.
  • Arranges troop boards of review and quarterly courts of honor. (Varsity Scout team boards of reviews are conducted by the youth team secretary and courts of honor are conducted by the youth Captain.)
  • Develop and maintain a merit badge counselor list.
  • Make a prompt report on the correct form to the council service center when a troop/team board of review is held. Secure badges and certificates.
  • Work with the troop/team librarian to build and maintain a troop/team library of merit badge pamphlets and other advancement literature.
  • Report to the troop/team committee each month.

See also


Adult leaders must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary for positive leadership to youth. They must also:

The adult leader application process will not be complete until Youth Protection training has been completed and a criminal background check has been obtained.


Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth protection (MANDATORY) – every registered adult must be re-certified every year at my.scouting.org, where they can also complete the following courses:

  • Before the First Meeting
  • First 30 Days
  • Position Trained

Outdoor Leader Training

In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.

Other outdoor-related links

Official Boy Scout Forms & Resources
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform Inspections
Training Materials: Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat New Leader
Online Training: Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat New Leader
Other Guides: Boy Scout Requirements Insignia Guide Advancement Guide Leave No Trace
Permit Applications: Informed Consent Activity Consent (Permission Slip) Unit Money-Earning Project
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record other forms…

See: Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing

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