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Advancement Info

Be Active

 

If you want to be an Eagle Scout, first you have to be an Active Scout! What does that mean?

 

Joining Boy Scout

 

Official BSA guidelines for the Advancement

 

Scout Badge Open in new tab, Tenderfoot Rank Open in new tab, Second Class Rank Open in new tab, First Class Rank Open in new tab:

  • Do the list of the Rank requirements listed in your Boy Scout Handbook
  • Obtain leader initials as you do/finish the requirements in the Handbook. In the lower ranks, this is usually done by the Troop Guides or your Patrol Leader.
  • Once you completed all the requirements for your rank, bring your Handbook to the Advancement Table (at the back of the room).
  • A volunteer will verify all requirements are met, and then gives you a “green sheet”.
  • The Green Sheet will show procedural steps to be completed for advancement and needs to be filled out by specified leaders of the troop
  • Complete and obtain signatures required on the Green Sheet
  • One of the required steps will be to schedule a Spirit Board with your Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL). Spirit Board is usually conducted at 7 pm, before the Troop Meeting.
  • The Spirit Board needs to sign the Scout Handbook as well as the Green Sheet.
  • Then schedule a Conference with one of your PaASMs (Patrol-assigned Assistant Scoutmaster).
  • The PaASM needs to sign the Scout Handbook as well as the Green Sheet
  • Once the Green Sheet is completely filled out, bring it and the Scout Handbook back to the Advancement Table. You will then be scheduled for the next Board of Review (BOR)
  • Please check in for your BOR when you arrive at the troop meeting, wearing a class A uniform and bringing both your handbook and the completed green sheet. The BOR representatives must sign the Scout Handbook and the Green Sheet at the end of the BOR.
  • After the BOR, immediately bring the scout handbook to the advancement table. Advancement volunteers will verify scout handbook is completely filled out. Congratulations!!
  • Within the next week you will get the new Rank patch at the end of the meeting

 

Star Rank Open in new tab or Open in new tab

  • Be active in your troop for at least four months as a First Class Scout
  • As a First Class Scout, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  • Earn six merit badges, including any four from the required list for Eagle. You may choose any of the 17 merit badges on the required list for Eagle to fulfill this requirement. See Eagle rank requirement 3 for this list.
  • While a First Class Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.
  • While a First Class Scout, serve actively in your troop for four months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-approved leadership project to help the troop): Assistant Senior Patrol leader, Den Chief,  Patrol leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Scribe, Patrol Quartermaster, Patrol Chaplain Aide, Patrol Guia, Patrol Cook, Patrol Medic. Please refer to Troop 1128 Leadership Credit for more information.
  • With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip award for your grade.
  • Once you completed all the requirements for your rank, bring your Handbook to the Advancement Table (at the back of the room)
  • A volunteer will verify all requirements are met, and then gives you a “green sheet”.
  • The Green Sheet will show procedural steps to be completed for advancement and needs to be filled out by specified leaders of the troop
  • Complete and obtain signatures required on the Green Sheet
  • One of the required steps will be to schedule a Spirit Board with your Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL). Spirit Board is usually conducted at 7 pm, before the Troop Meeting.
  • The Spirit Board needs to sign the Scout Handbook as well as the Green Sheet.
  • Then schedule a Conference with the Scoutmaster (SM), Mr. Leggett.
  • Once the Green Sheet is completely filled out, bring it and the Scout Handbook back to the Advancement Table. You will then be scheduled for the next Board of Review (BOR)
  • Please check in for your BOR when you arrive at the troop meeting, wearing a class A uniform and bringing both your handbook and the completed green sheet. The BOR representatives must sign the Scout Handbook and the Green Sheet at the end of the BOR.
  • After the BOR, immediately bring the scout handbook to the advancement table. Advancement volunteers will verify scout handbook is completely filled out. Congratulations!!
  • Within the next week you will get the new Rank patch at the end of the meeting

 

Life Rank Open in new tab or Open in new tab

  • Be active in your troop for at least six months as a Star Scout.
  • As a Star Scout, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  • Earn five more merit badges (so that you have 11 in all), including any three additional badges from the required list for Eagle. You may choose any of the 17 merit badges on the required list for Eagle to fulfill this requirement. See Eagle rank requirement 3 for this list.
  • While a Star Scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. At least three hours of this service must be conservation-related.
  • While a Star Scout, serve actively in your troop for six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility (or carry out a Scoutmaster-approved leadership project to help the troop): Senior Patrol leader, Assistant Senior Patrol leader, Troop Guide, Outdoor Ethics Guide, Den Chief, Troop Instructor. Please refer to Troop 1128 Leadership Credit for more information.
  • While a Star Scout, use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) the skills from ONE of the following choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his Scoutmaster’s satisfaction.
    a. Tenderfoot 4a and 4b (first aid)
    b. Second Class 2b, 2c, and 2d (cooking/tools)
    c. Second Class 3a and 3d (navigation)
    d. First Class 3a, 3b, 3c, and 3d (tools)
    e. First Class 4a and 4b (navigation)
    f. Second Class 6a and 6b (first aid)
    g. First Class 7a and 7b (first aid)
    h. Three requirements from one of the required Eagle merit badges, as approved by your Scoutmaster
  • Once you completed all the requirements for your rank, bring your Handbook to the Advancement Table (at the back of the room).
  • A volunteer will verify all requirements are met, and then gives you a “green sheet”.
  • The Green Sheet will show procedural steps to be completed for advancement and needs to be filled out by specified leaders of the troop
  • Complete and obtain signatures required on the Green Sheet
  • One of the required steps will be to schedule a Spirit Board with your Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL). Spirit Board is usually conducted at 7 pm, before the Troop Meeting.
  • The Spirit Board needs to sign the Scout Handbook as well as the Green Sheet.
  • Then schedule a Conference with the Scoutmaster (SM), Mr. Leggett.
  • Once the Green Sheet is completely filled out, bring it and the Scout Handbook back to the Advancement Table. You will then be scheduled for the next Board of Review (BOR)
  • Please check in for your BOR when you arrive at the troop meeting, wearing a class A uniform and bringing both your handbook and the completed green sheet. The BOR representatives must sign the Scout Handbook and the Green Sheet at the end of the BOR.
  • After the BOR, immediately bring the scout handbook to the advancement table. Advancement volunteers will verify scout handbook is completely filled out. Congratulations!!
  • Within the next week you will get the new Rank patch at the end of the meeting

 

Life to Eagle

 

In general the Troop encourages the Scouts to advocate / ask questions for themselves. A Scout should first ask his Patrol Leader any scouting / Troop related questions, including rank advancement questions. If his Patrol Leader cannot answer the Scout’s questions, the Scout should ask one of his PaASMs (Assistant Scout Masters assigned to his Patrol) his questions.

Scouts can also email questions to the Troop Advancement Team at troop1128adv@gmail.com

 

 

 

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