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

Main article: Cub Scouting

The Bobcat badge is required for all new youth members before they may progress to the higher ranks..

Boy Scout Advancement

Main: Boy Scout Ranks, see also: 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

Advancement Policies
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Rules and Regulations First Class-First Year Eagle Scout Project
 What is Scout Spirit?  Scoutmaster Conferences Lifesaving Awards
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Religious Principle Courts of Honor Varsity (Resources)
Books & References  12 Steps From Life to Eagle  Venturing & Sea Scouts  
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