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Boy Scout Advancement Tips

2010 Rank Advancement Changes Aug 09

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August 09 

A Preview of Advancement Changes

The centennial edition of the Boy Scout Handbook will be appearing on the shelves of your local Scout shop around August 1. With the new edition come a number of (relatively small) changes to rank requirements for Tenderfoot through Eagle. Here's a preview:

Tenderfoot

  • A Scout must teach another person how to tie a square knot using the EDGE model (explain, demonstrate, guide, and enable).
  • He must also be able to discuss four specific examples of how he lived the points of the Scout Law in his daily life.

Second Class

  • A Scout must discuss the principles of Leave No Trace and explain the factors to consider when choosing a patrol site and where to pitch a tent.
  • He must explain what respect is due the flag of the United States.
  • He must again discuss four examples of how he lived four different points of the Scout Law in his daily life.
  • He must earn an amount of money agreed upon by the Scout and his parents and save at least 50 percent of it.

First Class

  • An additional requirement to the 10 separate troop/patrol activities states he must demonstrate the principles of Leave No Trace on these outings.
  • He must discuss four more examples of how he lived the remaining four points of the Scout Law in his daily life.

Life

  • A Scout must use the EDGE model to teach a younger Scout a specified skill.

Star, Life, and Eagle

  • Troop webmaster and Leave No Trace trainer are two new leadership positions.
The advancement changes take effect on January 1, 2010. However, a Scout who has begun work toward a rank under the current requirements may continue using those requirements
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2009 11:49
 

Religious Emblems for Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturers and Explorers Jan 09

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January 09

Religious Emblems for

Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Explorers


"A Scout is Reverent." All Scouts show this by being faithful in their duty to God. Some go further and give special service. This can qualify them for a religious emblem. Such an emblem is not a Scouting award. It is conferred on a Scout by his religious leader. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem. Listed below are the BOY SCOUT and VARSITY SCOUT emblems and where to find out about them. Before writing or visiting your local council service center, check with your religious leader.

(Unless indicated otherwise below, awards listed may be earned by both Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.) Older Boy Scouts of Varsity Scout age (over 14), Venturers, and Sea Scouts (and in some cases, Explorers) are eligible for any awards that Varsity Scouts may earn.

 

Most of the awards consist of bar pins, ribbons, and pendants, and are worn on the uniform above the left pocket on formal occasions. In addition, the Religious Emblem Square knot, shown at the top of this page, may be worn on the uniform over the left pocket by youth or adults who earned any of the religious awards. One or more miniature devices are affixed to the knot to indicate which level(s) of the award was earned.

 

Workbooks are available at the Scout Shop.  There are workbooks for the scout and the adult working with him. 


The following faiths or denominations have religious awards for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and/or Explorers:

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2009 11:55
 

Eagle Scout Oath Oct 08

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October 08

Ever had trouble getting Eagle Candidates to repeat the Eagle Scout Oath easily? Try having them repeat it in these short, sensible segments.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2009 11:59 Read more...
 

Scoutmaster Conference Sep 08

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September 08

 

Scoutmaster Conference

Written by:  Mike L. Walton, Board Member, US Scouting Service Project

 

First, remember what a Scoutmasters€™ Conference really is all about. It's your time to get to know and develop a working relationship with that Scout and to gage how good or bad a time he's having being a Scout and a Scout in YOUR TROOP.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2009 11:55 Read more...
 

Special Needs Scouts May 08

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May 08

Do you have Special Needs Scouts?  They are afforded the same accommodations and modifications that they receive at school.  Further information below.

Alternate Requirements

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2009 12:06 Read more...
 
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