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''See also: [[Advancement]] for the entire advancement trail within all Scouting programs.''
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''See also: [[Awards]] for all advancement and special opportunities awards.''
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Ranks in the Scouting program phases signify experience and knowledge. Some have tenure requirements, while others have no set time frame.
Ranks in the Scouting program phases signify experience and knowledge. Some have tenure requirements, while others have no set time frame.
Ranks are stations of progression along an advancement trail in Scouting. Along with ranks, recognition for an achievement along an advancement trail may also be a be an advancement award or badge. For example, the Sea Scouting advancement trail comprised entirely of ranks; Venturing is exclusively advancement awards.
Ranks are stations of progression along an advancement trail in Scouting. Along with ranks, recognition for an achievement along an advancement trail may also be a be an advancement award or badge. For example, the Sea Scouting advancement trail comprised entirely of ranks; Venturing is exclusively advancement awards.
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== Cub Scout advancement ==
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{{main|Cub Scouting advancement}}
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{{Cub Scouting advancement}}
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The [[Bobcat|Bobcat badge]] is required for all new youth members before they may progress to the higher ranks..
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== Cub Scout ranks ==
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== Boy Scout advancement ==
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:* [[Bobcat|Bobcat badge]] - For all new youth members.
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:* [[Tiger|Tiger Cub]]
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:* [[Wolf|Wolf Cub Scout]]
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:* [[Bear|Bear Cub Scout]]
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:* [[Webelos|Webelos Scout badge]]
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The [[Arrow of Light|Arrow of Light Award]] is an advancement award.
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== Boy Scout ranks ==
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{{main|Boy Scouting advancement}}
{{main|Boy Scouting advancement}}
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:* [[Tenderfoot]]
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{{BSA Ranks}}
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:* [[Second Class]]
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:* [[First Class]]
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:* [[Star Scout]]
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:* [[Life Scout]]
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:* [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] - Boy Scouting's highest award; it is both a rank and an advancement award.
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The [[Scout Badge|Scout badge]] is the joining requirements Boy Scout. [[Eagle Palms]] are recognition for further service, growth, and tenure in the Scouting program.
The [[Scout Badge|Scout badge]] is the joining requirements Boy Scout. [[Eagle Palms]] are recognition for further service, growth, and tenure in the Scouting program.
== Varsity Scout advancement ==
== Varsity Scout advancement ==
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{{main|Varsity Scouting advancement}}
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{{Varsity Scouting advancement}}
The Boy Scout requirements for advancement is the basis for Varsity Scout advancement. There are no ranks for Varsity Scouts outside the Eagle trail; they are however eligible to earn advancement awards available only to Varsity Scouts.
The Boy Scout requirements for advancement is the basis for Varsity Scout advancement. There are no ranks for Varsity Scouts outside the Eagle trail; they are however eligible to earn advancement awards available only to Varsity Scouts.
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== Venturing advancement ==
== Venturing advancement ==
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There are no ranks in Venturing for youth members. Venturers registered in a Sea Scout ship may earn Sea Scouting ranks.
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{{main|Venturing advancement}}
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{{Venturing advancement}}
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Venturers registered in a Sea Scout ship may earn Sea Scouting ranks.
=== Boy Scouting rank advancement for Venturers ===
=== Boy Scouting rank advancement for Venturers ===
{{main|Boy Scouting Rank Advancement for Venturers}}
{{main|Boy Scouting Rank Advancement for Venturers}}
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A male Venturer who has achieved [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] while a Venturer until his 18th birthday. There is no Venturing advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.
A male Venturer who has achieved [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] while a Venturer until his 18th birthday. There is no Venturing advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.
:*Sea Scouts are part of the Venturing program so this rule also applies to Sea Scouts.
:*Sea Scouts are part of the Venturing program so this rule also applies to Sea Scouts.
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3. With the exception of Sea Scouts, BSA, there are no ranks in the Venturing program.
 
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== Sea Scout ranks ==
 
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== Sea Scout advancement ==
{{main|Sea Scouting advancement}}
{{main|Sea Scouting advancement}}
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:1. [[Apprentice rank|Apprentice]]
:1. [[Apprentice rank|Apprentice]]
:2. [[Ordinary rank|Ordinary]]
:2. [[Ordinary rank|Ordinary]]
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=== Boy Scouting rank advancement for Sea Scouts ===
=== Boy Scouting rank advancement for Sea Scouts ===
{{main|Boy Scouting Rank Advancement for Venturers}}
{{main|Boy Scouting Rank Advancement for Venturers}}
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A male Sea Scout who has achieved [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] while a Sea Scout until his 18th birthday. There is no Sea Scouting advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.
A male Sea Scout who has achieved [[First Class]] rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the [[Eagle Scout|Eagle Scout Award]] while a Sea Scout until his 18th birthday. There is no Sea Scouting advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.

Revision as of 11:22, February 28, 2008

See also: Advancement for the entire advancement trail within all Scouting programs.

See also: Awards for all advancement and special opportunities awards.

Ranks in the Scouting program phases signify experience and knowledge. Some have tenure requirements, while others have no set time frame.

Ranks are stations of progression along an advancement trail in Scouting. Along with ranks, recognition for an achievement along an advancement trail may also be a be an advancement award or badge. For example, the Sea Scouting advancement trail comprised entirely of ranks; Venturing is exclusively advancement awards.

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Cub Scout advancement

Template:Cub Scouting advancement The Bobcat badge is required for all new youth members before they may progress to the higher ranks..

Boy Scout advancement

The Scout badge is the joining requirements Boy Scout. Eagle Palms are recognition for further service, growth, and tenure in the Scouting program.

Varsity Scout advancement

The Boy Scout requirements for advancement is the basis for Varsity Scout advancement. There are no ranks for Varsity Scouts outside the Eagle trail; they are however eligible to earn advancement awards available only to Varsity Scouts.

Venturing advancement

Main article: Venturing advancement

Venturers registered in a Sea Scout ship may earn Sea Scouting ranks.

Boy Scouting rank advancement for Venturers

A male Venturer who has achieved First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the Eagle Scout Award while a Venturer until his 18th birthday. There is no Venturing advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.

  • Sea Scouts are part of the Venturing program so this rule also applies to Sea Scouts.


Sea Scout advancement

1. Apprentice
2. Ordinary
3. Able
4. Quartermaster Award - Sea Scouting's highest award; it is both a rank and an advancement award.

Boy Scouting rank advancement for Sea Scouts

A male Sea Scout who has achieved First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop or as a Varsity Scout in a team may continue working toward the Eagle Scout Award while a Sea Scout until his 18th birthday. There is no Sea Scouting advancement route to qualify for the Eagle Award.

See also

Template:Advancement programs

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