OVERVIEW: 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. (read more on the BSA website)
COMPLETING REQUIREMENTS: Scouts work on various requirements of rank advancement. Completed requirements get signed off in your book and periodically recorded by the Advancement Coordinator. Once you have completed the requirements for your next rank, it's time for a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.
SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCE: The Scoutmaster Conference is a short discussion to cover anything from what you like / dislike about the Troop to the skills you have acquired and the challenges you faced.
BOARD OF REVIEW: The Board of Review is conducted with 3 adults from the Troop to discuss your journey in Scouting...What do you enjoy, what are the hard parts, your thoughts on leadership, etc
GAINING RANK: Once you have been signed off, the Advancement Coordinator will notify BSA and you will receive your new rank shortly.