The Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouts. It replaces the Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures and Advancement and Recognition Policies and Procedures, which are no longer valid. This updated edition includes Frequently Asked Questions, Internet Advancement Highlights, and a helpful Appendix.
New in this edition:
Announcement regarding the new Sustainability merit badge, which became available on July 15, 2013
Announcement regarding the January 1, 2014, change to require Cooking merit badge for the Eagle Scout rank
Special Opportunities section including new information on the Morse Code Interpreter Strip, Cyber Chip, NOVA Awards, and SuperNOVA Awards
The mission of the Order of the Arrow (OA) is to fulfill its purposes as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults. This pamphlet assists those adults by providing the approved Pre-Ordeal and Ordeal ceremonies for lodges to use. Learn More