The Aims of Scouting
Every Scouting activity moves boys toward three basic aims: character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness.
Advancement is one of the eight methods used by Scout leaders to help boys fulfill the aims of the BSA, and is should be considered a paramount objective for each scout along his scout trail.

Rank Advancement

Merit Badges

Other Awards and Badges

Other awards and training are important building blocks that ensure scouts have learned crucial basic skills of scouting.

  • Totin’ Chit – Knife, ax, and saw skills.
  • Firem’n Chit – Fire building and safety skills.