Advancement FAQ

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Advancement Overview

What is Advancement?

How do you Advance?

Merit Badges

What are Merit Badges?

What is the role of Merit Badges?

What are the Eagle-requirement Merit Badges?

How do you earn Merit Badges?

Rank Advancement

What is Rank Advancement?

When should I have a Scoutmaster Conference?

I have my Rank patch, do I still need my Merit Badge certificate or handbook requirements pages?


Advancement Records

I have my Merit Badge, do I still need my Blue Card or Merit Badge certificate?

See also Scoutbook 101


What are BSA awards?

How do I find out more about the NOVA awards?

How do I find out more about my faith’s religious emblem(s)?

Boards of Review

Courts of Honor