What is Advancement?
I bet you are wondering what is advancement? Well, here is a quick explanation…
Advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. It is one of several methods designed to help unit leadership carry out the aims and mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Everything done to advance—to earn ranks and other awards and recognition—is designed to educate or to otherwise expand horizons. Members learn and develop according to a standard. This is the case from the time a member joins, and then moves through, the programs of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing or Sea Scouts. Experiential learning is the key: Exciting and meaningful activities are offered, and education happens. Learning comes from doing. For example, youth may read about first aid, hear it discussed, and watch others administer it, but they will not learn it until they practice it. Rushing a Scout through requirements to obtain a badge is not the goal. Advancement should be a natural outcome of a well-rounded unit. For Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Sea Scouts, advancement is the process by which Scouts progress from rank to rank in the Scouting program. Venturing has a less structured recognition program. Advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. Everything done to advance and earn these ranks and recognitions should be designed to help the young person have an exciting and meaningful experience.
What is Advancement Day?
Cub Scout Advancement Day
What is Advancement Day? Let’s hear it from a mom and volunteer from our community.
“It is an amazing day where many Cubs, Leaders, and Parents come together to help give the Scout a boost on working toward achieving and learning. My son enjoyed them all greatly. As a parent, it can be a long day of hanging out, but amazing to see all they can learn and watch the excitement. Bring a water bottle and backpack to hold all the pieces they work on. Huge group of volunteers giving their time to support the Scouts”- Chris Durnan
When is the next upcoming Advancement day?
Cub Scout Advancement Day
What is being taught?
|Animal Kingdom||Backyard Jungle||Adventures in Coins||A Bear goes Fishing||Adventures in Science||Other Classes will be offered, Topics Pending|
|Build it up, Knock it down||Games Tigers Play||Air of the Wolf||Bear Claws||Art Explosion||Inter-Faith Services and Religious Emblems|
|Fun on the Run||Floats and Boats||Call of the Wild||Baloo the Builder||Aware and Care||Youth Protection|
|King of the Jungle||Safe and Smart||Cubs Who Care||Forensics||Building a Better World|
|Lion’s Honor||Stories in Shapes||Digging in the Past||Fur, Feathers, Ferns||Build it|
|Mountain Lion||Tiger Bites||Finding your Way||Make it Move||Earth Rocks|
|Ready, Set, Grow||Tigers in the Wild||Germs Alive||Marble Madness||Engineer|
|Rumble in the Jungle||Tiger Tag||Hometown Heroes||Paws for Action||First Responder|
|Tiger Tales||Motor Away||Super Science||Fix it|
|Tiger Theater||Paws of Skill||Scouting Adventure|
|Paws on the Path||Stronger, Faster, Higher|
|Running with the Pack|
How do I get signed up for this amazing event?