Advancement and Recognition
Boy Scout Advancement Changes
The BSA recently announced changes to the overnight camping requirements for Second Class and First Class as well as changes to how Scouts earn Eagle Palms - both take effect August 1st.
The Eagle Trail District Dinner is quickly approaching! Mark your calendars for January 30, 2016 for our District Dinner where we will be recognizing all of our 2015 Eagle Scouts as well as the adult leaders that made Scouting possible.
We will need your help! You know your leaders better than we do! To the left you will find links to all of our awards forms. It only takes 10 minutes to click, download, fill in and submit these forms. Please take the time to submit these forms as soon as you can!
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
Recognition is important to young boys. The Cub Scout advancement plan provides fun for the boys, gives them a sense of personal achievement as they earn badges, and strengthens family understanding as adult family members work with boys on advancement projects.