Advancement

Advancement in Scouts is achieved by moving up the ranks and by earning merit badges.

Ranks

The ranks in order are: Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle.

Scout Patch
Scout Patch
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Star Patch
Tenderfoot Patch
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Life Patch
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Second Class Patch
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Eagle Patch
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First Class Patch
Eagle-Palms
Eagle Palms Patches

Merit Badges

Merit Badges are awards earned based on activities in a particular area of study or interest.

Merit Badges and Worksheets

Merit Badge Counselors help guide scouts so they can earn their merit badges. Become a Merit Badge Counselor