Rank Advancement

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.

Scouts need to purchase a Boy Scout Handbook, the official handbook of The Boy Scouts of America. In this handbook Scouts record their progress through the following Scout Ranks (links will direct you to the BSA website):

Merit Badges

Scouts can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers while earning any of the 100+ merit badges offered through Boy Scouts of America. Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time; scouts do not need to have had rank advancement to be eligible.

A current and complete list of merit badges is found on the BSA website's Introduction To Merit BadgesExternal Site

Merit badges offered by Troop 555 adults can be found the UA Troop 555 Google Drive under the ContactsExternal Site folder.

Additional Information

Refer to the section in the UA Troop 555 Handbook titled Troop 555 Advancement and Rank Advancement Guidelines for detailed information on this topic.