Advancement is a critical part of the Boy Scouts of America’s programs, and is the core vehicle where Scouts learn the skills that will make them successful later in life.

Position Specific Information

If you are a Life Scout applying for Eagle Scout rank or are a Merit Badge Counselor, please go to the respective pages for more specific information.

Eagle Scouts

Visit this page for more information on scheduling an Eagle Board of Review, Service Project ideas, and specific paperwork.

Merit Badge Counselors

Visit this page for more information on registering and filling out the application.


Below are various resources that are open for use and download by units to support advancement tracking and related activities.

Mechanics of Advancement

Advancement is conducted with different methods and procedures depending on the Scouting program that it is occurring in. Read here for more information on advancement specifics in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts.

Cub Scout Advancement

Scouts BSA Advancement

Venturing Advancement

Sea Scouts Advancement