There's nothing quite like the feeling of working hard to accomplish a goal. Scouts are able to achieve ranks as they earn Merit Badges, assume leadership roles, and gain experience. The buttons below explain the requirements needed to earn each rank.
NEW Rank Advancement Requirements!
Beginning in 2016, the BSA is instituting a new program for rank advancement.
The two documents below will explain 1) the rules for transitioning from current requirements to the new ones, and 2) a comparison of old and new requirements.
Please talk to your Scoutmaster if you have any questions!
Scouting's highest honor, the Eagle, is recognized all over the world as a worthy accomplishment. Earning the Eagle rank takes time, energy, and determination -- but the effort is well worth it. It is never too soon to start working toward your Eagle. This link may be helpful to you as you plan and organize your efforts.
Order of the Arrow has been described as Scouting's Honor Society. This distinction recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. OA is unique in that it is an honor bestowed upon a Scout by his peer group.