Advancement & Awards

Advancement: ad-vance-ment | the promotion of a person in rank or status | development or improvement

Advancement is a big part of Scouting. The goal of every boy is to work through the Tenderfoot and Second Class ranks to become a First Class Scout. A First Class Scout knows the ropes, how to take care of himself and others, and he's ready for high adventure and greater responsibility. He is prepared to continue work towards becoming an Eagle Scout as a leader in the Troop. Advancement includes earning Merit Badges that teach important life skills or just fun stuff like rock climbing, aviation, motor boating and lots, lots more.

Troop 50 advancement procedures:

More Advancement Links:

For Eagle Scouts:

  • Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook: A PDF fillable version of the workbook that is required after January 1, 2012
  • NESA Website: National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), Trail to Eagle, Scholarships, Awards, etc...
  • Alpha Phi Omega: A Co-Ed National Service Fraternity with chapters on many college campuses which membership includes many Eagle Scouts

Special Opportunities:

Available through DelMarVa Council: