Rank Advancement Information
The Scouting program offers many opportunities for a Scout to learn skills and take part in wonderful adventures. The Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Scout is rewarded for each achievement by earning badges of rank, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system helps a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others. As Scout’s plan their activities and progress toward their goals, they experience personal growth.
The badges of rank (click each for requirements needed) are: Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle. Advancement requirements for all Scout ranks are in the Scout Handbook. To advance, a Scout must be active, do his best to live by the Scout Law and Promise, practice leadership, give service to others, learn Scout skills (mostly in the outdoors), and earn merit badges (primarily from adult counselors other than his parents). Each rank is more challenging than the one before it. Each prepares the boy to be a better camper, hiker, and Scout. As he completes the requirements for a rank on patrol and troop outings, he will find that he can use his new knowledge immediately. He will also have the background needed for achieving even more as he sets out towards the next rank.
To view your Scout’s individual advancement please click the following link to Troop Master Web.
To facilitate naviagtion please note the following:
- Once the page loads type in your UserID provided by Troop 70
- Type in your Password (also provided by Troop 70)
- Click-Advancement Individual History
- Highlight your scouts name
- Click-Generate Report
The Generated Report contains all of your scouts Individual History within troop 70 as well as requirements needed to complete any given scout rank. In the main menu of TroopMaster Web are links to Scout and Adult Rosters as well as other information unique to troop 70.
This information is automatically generated from the Troop’s advancement records using a program called TroopMaster. The reports are the responsibility of the troop’s Advancement Chairman, Cathy Clayton.
A Scout should treat their Scout Handbook as their “personal advancement record”. Scouts who are First Class, Star, Life or Eagle may sign off on scout skills for those scouts who have not reached the rank of First Class. Adult scout leaders may also sign off on these skills. Only the advancement chair can sign off on pdf service hours , participation requirements and merit badges. Also only the advancement chair may sign off on star, life and eagle requirements. So keep those Blue Cards until you have verified that all is complete with the Advancement Chair!
If there are any questions regarding this information please contact Cathy Clayton. Scouts are encouraged to print their reports, mark changes or note questions and bring this information to a regular meeting to discuss with Mrs. Clayton.