Learn About Advancement

Quick Advancement Links

Advancement Resources

The Guide To Advancement

Eagle Rank Application

Eagle Project Workbook

Guide To Safe Scouting

The Sweet Sixteen BSA Safety

Age Guidelines for Tool Use

Merit Badge Requirements

Awards Central

Guide to Awards and Insignia

National Scouting Forms


Connecticut Rivers Council District Map

The best place to learn about advancement is at the official website of the Boy Scouts of America:


Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see all rank requirements.

A concise list of very useful Advancement Resources can be found here:


Some of the most useful advancement resources are listed below:

The Guide To Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts. 

Download the guide (.pdf) 


Advancement News is published every two months and contains a variety of useful topics on advancement.

All Articles of Advancement News

Brian Wendell writes a great blog that contains useful information for Scouters.  Brian’s blog is often the first place where you can find information about new advancement topics.

View Bryan’s Blog

Scouts BSA Progam Updates

Advancement changes all the time and you can find out about the recent changes here:

View Program Updates

An unofficial, but very thorough, source for program updates can also be found here: http://usscouts.org/advance/changes/advchanges21.asp