The current edition of the Guide to Advancement is the official source

for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs:

·     Cub Scouting

·     Boy Scouting

·     Varsity Scouting

·     Venturing

·     Sea Scouts.

Its available online in HTML or PDF formats.


The GSC Advancement Operating Procedure documents decisions

about issues and concerns which are delegated to the Council by

the National Advancement Team.  Appendices provide additional

details necessary for adult scouters and staff to support the achievement of

advancement goals by youth members.


The FAQs About Advancement addresses some of the common questions

that scouters often ask.