The Advancement Plan
WHAT IS ADVANCEMENT?
¨ Advancement is one of the methods to achieve Scouting’s purposes.
¨ Advancement is the process by which a scout progresses from badge to badge.
¨ Advancement gives scouts a means of measuring their progress.
¨ Advancement provides a satisfying means of recognizing scouts for their progress.
¨ Advancement is not competition among scouts.
¨ Advancement is a family experience.
RANKS AND BADGES
Cub Scout ranks are set up by grade and age, except for the Bobcat, which all scouts must earn.