Boy Scouts of America

Troop 282

Blue Elk District • Heart of America Council, BSA

A Chartered Organization of Trinity Episcopal Church



What is Advancement?

Advancement is the process by which scouts progress from rank to rank. It is a means to an end, not an end itself. The main purpose of advancement is the growth the scout achieves when he actively participates in the scouting program.

Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Follow this link to the website to see Advancement & Awards requirements.

(Listed below are other links to advancement)

Boy Scouts of America –

Heart Of America Council –

Merit Badge Links –