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Advancement and RecognitionPolicies and Procedures
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33088ISBN 978-0-8395-3088-6©2010 Boy Scouts o America2010 Printing
This edition o
 Advancement and Recognition Policies and Procedures
supersedes all previous editions andreplaces the
 Advancement Committee Policies and  Procedures
book. The material in this book containscurrent policies, procedures, and other inormationrelating to advancement and recognition. Previouseditions and printings should be discarded.
Suggestions and comments regarding this publication and advancementand recognition policies should be sent to:Youth Development Team, S209Boy Scouts o America1325 West Walnut Hill LaneP.O. Box 152079Irving, TX 75015-2079
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What Is Advancement?
Advancement Principles 3Unauthorized Requirement Changes4Advancement in the Four Scouting Program Phases 4Cub Scouting 4Boy Scouting 4Varsity Scouting 4Venturing 4Sea Scouting 4Bestowing Posthumous Awards4
The Council YouthDevelopment Committee 5
Setting Council Goals 6Planning a Yearly Calendar and Budget 6Recruiting and Training YouthDevelopment Committee Members6Record Keeping 7Promoting Advancement and Youth Development 8Eagle Scout/Silver Award Recognition Dinner 8Promoting Advancement in Camp and Other Venues 8Maintaining a Merit Badge Counselor Database 8
The District YouthDevelopment Committee 9
Setting Advancement Goals 10Helping Units Establish Advancement Programs 10Recruiting and Training Merit Badge Counselors 11Getting Started 11Qualications o Counselors 12Training or Merit Badge Counselors 12Merit Badge Counselor Orientation13How to Maintain a Current List o Merit Badge Counselors 13Merit Badge Counselors or Troops,Teams, and Crews 14The District’s Role in Advancement to Eagle Scout 14How to Identiy Program Resources 14
Advancement Rules and Regulations 15
Article IX. Policies and Denitions—Charter and Bylaws 15Section 1. Declaration o ReligiousPrinciple, Clause 1 15Section 1. Activities, Clause 2 15Section 1. Freedom, Clause 3 15Section 1. Leaders, Clause 4 15Article X. Program (Advancement)—Rules and Regulations 16Section 1. General Principles, Clause 1 16Section 1. Administration, Clause 2 16Section 1. Cub Scout Advancement,Clause 3. Basis or Advancement 16Section 1. Cub Scout Advancement,Clause 4. Ranks 16Section 1. Boy Scout Advancement,Clause 5. Basis or Advancement 16Section 1. Boy Scout Advancement,Clause 6. Ranks 16Section 1. Boy Scout Advancement,Clause 7. Responsibility o theTroop Committee 16Section 1. Varsity Scout Advancement,Clause 8. Basis or Advancement 16Section 1. Varsity Scout Advancement,Clause 9. Responsibility o theTeam Committee 17Section 1. Venturing Recognition,Clause 10. Basis o Advancement 17Section 1. Venturing Recognition,Clause 11. Ranks 17Clause 12. Examination in Camps 17Section 1. Responsibility or Merit Badges,Clause 13 17Article XI. Business, Finance, Properties,Contracts, Registration (Registration)—Rules and Regulations 17Section 3. Special Types o Registration,Clause 20. Mentally Retarded or SeverelyPhysically Handicapped Youth Members 17
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