If you have any specific questions regarding advancement in Troop 7 please contact the Advancement Chair: Mike Holmes at email@example.com.
2016 Rank Advancement Requirement Changes
Effective Jan 1, 2017 all ranks not completed must add any additional changes as required by the 2016 Boy Scout Handbook revision. The following links will provide the new requirements and a comparison of the new requirements to the old requirements.
Scouts will be given many opportunities during Troop meeting and on Scout outings to learn the required skills for rank advancement. Once the Scout feels that the have become proficient in the skill they should demonstrate thier knowledge or ability to complete the rank requirement to an Adult Leader. If the leader determines that they have completed the requirement they well sign and dated the Scout Book.
Once all the requirements are completed for a specific Rank you will schedule a time to complete the Scoutmaster Conference with Michael Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org). At the conclusion of the Scout Master Conference you will schedule Board of Review with the Advancement Chair Mike Holmes (email@example.com).
Additional information on meeting times outside of Troop Meeting can be found on our Meeting Information page.
- Select desired Merit Badge (Merit Badge List with requirements)
- Obtain Blue Card from Advancement Chair, Mike Holmes
- Obtain Counselor information from Advancement Chair
- Review Blue Card with Scoutmaster and obtain Signature
- Complete Merit Badge
- Review completed Merit Badge with Scoutmaster, obtain Scoutmaster signature
- Turn in Blue Card to Advancement Chair
It is highly recommended that each Scout come up with a save place to maintain all of thier Scout records including completed Mert Badge Cards. This protects the Scouts when they reach the Rank of Eagle from having a paper work problem (lost records with Council). This could be a Scout box or even a three ring binder with Baseball card clear plastic pages for maintaining these records.
Each Scout Book contains a blank log that allow each Scout to record each Campout that they attend. The log should be filled out and taken to a leader that was present at the event for confirmation of attendance and signature.
Service Hours Log
As part of your Scouting Career you will have many opportunities to give back to others. The Troop will set up many opportunities for participation in service projects. It is the responsibility of each scout to maintain this log for ther records. The log is located in each Scout Book. Scout should record the event name and time spent helping at the event. Scout then needs to obtain the signature of an adult leader that was present at the event for attendance confirmation and signature.