ADVANCEMENT

It is the foremost goal of Troop 1577 that we will actively help each Scout attain the Rank of First Class, having passed through Tenderfoot and Second Class ranks. At this rank a scout is expected to possess the values and the skills necessary to lead a patrol safely (first aid, safe hike, safe swim, safety afloat) and effectively (planning for cooking, selecting and setting campsites).

 

Our goal is for all scouts--assisted by scout leaders and ASMs-- to advance to the rank of First Class.

Many scouts choose to continue in advancement through the leadership ranks of Star, Life, and Eagle; for these ranks much more responsibility is on the scouts themselves. For the rank of Star scouts begin practicing their leadership (4 months in a position) and service (6 hours) and start the more advanced merit badges. Life rank continues this leadership, service, and skills learning; Eagle rank is the pinnacle. Scouts will be working with ASMs and Eagle coaches along the way who will support their advancement. Not all scouts choose this path; participation in outings, meetings and service is not incumbent on scouts advancing through Leadership Ranks.

Merit Badge Specific Tips - COMING SOON!!

Camping & Hiking
Citizenship
Communication
Cooking
Family Life
Scholarship
Sustainability / Environmental Science