Advancement

Troop Advancement

The BSA program is designed to promote rank advancement from Scout to Eagle with real-world, hands-on experience. Troop 3000 encourages our young men to focus on the basics by active participation in the regular Troop meetings and outings as they advance from Scout, to Tenderfoot, to Second Class, to First Class. Initially focusing on achieving First Class rank is our priority as it gives our young men a greater sense of accomplishment – feeling the commitment is worth it – and sets the foundation for further advancement as he continues along the trail through the ranks of Star, Life and ultimately, Eagle.

Merit Badges

A Merit Badge is earned by a Boy Scout when they have completed the requirements for one of more than 125 subjects in a wide range of arts, crafts, hobbies, sports, trades, professions, and service or self-improvement areas. Through the Merit Badge program a boy pursues his interests and learns career skills, develops socially, and may develop physical skills and hobbies that give a lifetime of recreation and experiences. There are circumstances where the Scoutmaster may agree to give the Scout permission to open a Merit Badge bluecard while on the journey to First Class. Merit Badges will be awarded during the Courts of Honor celebration.

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