Boy Scouts of America

 Troop 1   

West Los Angeles, CA

   

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The Boy Scout advancement plan is designed to encourage Scouts to accomplish a progressive series of learning experiences in the areas of citizenship, character, and personal fitness objectives of the Boy Scouts program. This advancement plan measures and recognizes these experiences.

 

Boy Scout Ranks

 

Tenderfoot:

Tenderfoot is the first rank achieved in Boy Scouting. You must know the Oath, Law, Motto and Slogan and have displayed the knowledge of basic scouting abilities. Among the requirements are basic camping skills, basic knots and basic first aid skills.

 

Second Class:

To achieve the Second Class rank you must show further abilities in scouting. You must show that you have learned more advanced skills in camping and first aid. You must show that you can properly use and navigate with a compass. You must also achieve a certain level of swimming ability. A minimum of 1 hour pre-approved community  service is required.

 

First Class:

First Class is the third level of rank in Boy Scouts. To achieve this rank you must again demonstrate your growing camping and orienteering skills. Your level of swimming skills also increases.

 

Star:

At this stage in Boy Scouts you begin on the trail to Eagle. The first step in this is the rank of Star. To achieve Star you must earn 6 merit badges, 4 of which must be Eagle required badges. Your service project hours must be a minimum of 6 and approved by the Scoutmaster before starting.. You must also serve for 4 months in one or more positions of responsibility within the troop.

 

Life:

The next step in the trail to eagle is Life. You must earn 5 more merit badges, 3 of which must be Eagle required. Your service project hours must be a minimum of 6 and approved by the Scoutmaster before starting. A Scout must actively serve in a position of responsibility for 6 months.

 

Eagle:

The highest rank in scouting is Eagle. To achieve this rank you must have a total of 21 merit badges,

12 of which must be Eagle required. You must serve in a position of responsibility for 6 months. As a final service project you must plan develop and lead a project that will be helpful to a religious institution, school or your community. This project must be submitted and approved.  Eagle Scout Workbook.doc

 

 

 

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Advancement Forms (from the BSA National Council)     

          Eagle Scout Workboook

 

 

ADVANCEMENT   REQUIREMENTS

If the date is not available  (X) = Earned

 

 

 Indicate specific skills and merit badges earned for each rank.

BOY SCOUT

                                                                           Date

1. Joining requirements                          _____________

2. Scoutmaster conference                     _____________

 

TENDERFOOT RANK

                                                                            Date

1. Preparing to camp                                _____________

2. Overnight camp                                    _____________

3. Preparing a meal                                   _____________

4a. Whipping and fusing rope               _____________

4b. Tying hitches                                     _____________

5. Safe hiking rules                                   _____________

6. Care of the flag                                     _____________

7. Scouting principles                              _____________

8. Patrol knowledge                                  _____________

9. Buddy system                                       _____________

10a. Physical test                                      _____________

10b. Physical improvement                     _____________

11. Poisonous plants                               _____________

12a. Heimlich maneuver                           _____________

12b. First aid                                              _____________

13. Scoutmaster conference                    _____________

14. Board of review                                  _____________

 

SECOND CLASS RANK

                                                                               Date

1a. Map and compass use                      _____________

1b. Map and compass hike                     _____________

2a. Troop/patrol activities                       _____________

2b. Tent pitching                                      _____________

2c. Wood tools                                        _____________

2d. Cooking fire                                        _____________

2e. Lightweight stoves                            _____________

2f. Lighting a fire and stove                    _____________

2g. Preparing a meal                                 _____________

3. Care of the flag                                     _____________

4. Service project                                      _____________

5. Animal identification                           _____________

6a. “Hurry” cases                                     _____________

6b. First-aid kit                                         _____________

6c. First aid                                                _____________

7a. Safe swimming                                   _____________

7b. Swimming skills                                  _____________

7c. Water rescue methods                      _____________

8. Health programs                                   _____________

9. Scout spirit                                            _____________

10. Scoutmaster conference                    _____________

11. Board of review                                  _____________

 

FIRST CLASS RANK

                                                                               Date

1. Finding your way                                 _____________

2. Orienteering                                          _____________         

3. Troop/patrol activities                        _____________

4a. Planning a menu                                _____________

4b. Purchasing food                                _____________

4c. Cooking gear                                      _____________

4d. Safe handling of food                       _____________

4e. Camp cooking                                    _____________

5. Citizenship                                            _____________

6. Plant identification                              _____________

7a. Appropriate use of lashings            _____________

7b. Hitches and lashings                        _____________

7c. Camp gadget                                      _____________

8a. Bowline knot                                      _____________

8b. Bandages                                           _____________

8c. Transporting a victim                       _____________

8d. CPR                                                    _____________

9a. Safe trip afloat                                   _____________

9b. BSA swimmer test                            _____________

9c. Water survival skills                        _____________

9d. Line rescue                                        _____________

10. Scout spirit                                        _____________

11. Scoutmaster conference                  _____________

12. Board of review                                 _____________

 

 

 

STAR RANK

                                                                              Date

1. Participation                                           _____________

2. Scout spirit                                             _____________

3.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

4.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

5.  ____________  merit badge*           _____________

6.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

7.  _____________merit badge             _____________

8.  _____________ merit badge            _____________

9. Service project                                       _____________

10. Position of responsibility                   _____________

11. Scoutmaster conference                    _____________

12. Board of review                                   _____________

 

*Total of 6 merit badges, including

any 4 from required list for Eagle.

 

LIFE RANK

                                                                               Date

1. Participation                                           _____________

2. Scout spirit                                             _____________

3.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

4.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

5.  _____________ merit badge*          _____________

6.  _____________merit badge             _____________

7.  _____________merit badge             _____________

8. Service project                                      _____________

9. Position of responsibility                    _____________

10. Scoutmaster conference                    _____________

11. Board of review                                  _____________

*Total of 11 merit badges, including

any 3 more from required list for Eagle.

 

EAGLE SCOUT AWARD

                                                                               Date

1. Participation                                           _____________

2. Scout spirit                                             _____________

3.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

4.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

5.  _____________ merit badge*          _____________

6.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

7.  _____________merit badge*           _____________

8.  _____________ merit badge            _____________

9.  _____________merit badge             _____________

10. _____________merit badge           _____________

11. _____________merit badge           _____________

12. _____________merit badge           _____________

13. Position of responsibility                  _____________

14. Service project                                    _____________

15. Scoutmaster conference                    _____________

16. Board of review                                  _____________

*Total of 21 merit badges, including

12 (at least one in each category)

from the required list for Eagle.

See Boy Scout Requirements for categories.

 

BRONZE PALM

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Date

GOLD PALM

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Date

SILVER PALM

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Date

 

 

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