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Advancement Guidelines
The Boy Scout requirements for rank are the basis for a Boy Scout’s advancement.There are four steps in the Boy Scout advancement procedure(1) learning, (2) testing, (3) reviewing, and (4) recognition.

Boy Scouting has the following ranks: Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle

The requirements for each rank are those authorized by the National Executive Board and set forth in the Boy Scout Handbook (abbreviated online version) and the current Boy Scout Requirements book (available at Gulf Coast Council Scout Store).

The Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook (#512-927) and the Eagle Scout Application (#512-728) are available from BSA in PDF format. The forms can be filled in on-line and saved locally. These can be used by Scouts in lieu of the printed forms.