Advancement & Awards
The current Boy Scout Requirements book is available from your local Scouting merchandise distributor. It may also be ordered online at
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
2010 Rank Requirement Changes
The centennial edition of the Boy Scout Handbook will soon be available, and with the new handbook come several rank requirement changes that will be in effect as of January 1, 2010. A Scout should complete the requirements he is working on, and when he advances to the next rank he should then begin using the new requirements.