Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of
America progress from rank to rank in the Scouting program. Advancement is simply a
means to an end, not an end in itself. Everything done to advance and earn these ranks, from
joining until leaving the program, should be designed to help the young person have an
exciting and meaningful experience. Education and fun are functions of the Scouting
movement, and they must be the basis of the advancement program.
A badge is recognition of what a young person is able to do, not merely a reward for what he
has done. The badge is proof of certain abilities, not just a reward for the completion of a task. Each boy progresses at their own rate. Advancement is not a competition between individual young people, but is an expression of their interest and participation in the program.
|Second Class||Tony Darbe|
|First Class||Kaden Buller|
|Eagle Palms||Kevin Leslie|