The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others. Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank and is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back for more!

Merit Badges

There are more than 135 merit badges, and any Scout, or any qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may earn any of these at any time.  The merit badges have a huge range of interests and it is so enjoyable to have leaders, parents or approved BSA community members work together to assist scouts.