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Advancement Chair

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Job Description:

The Advancement Chair is appointed by the Committee Chairman to ensure that the Troop has at least monthly boards of review, quarterly courts of honor, and that the Troop has goals of helping each Scout advance a rank each year and for new Scouts to reach First Class rank during their first year. The Advancement Chair is also responsible for record keeping and submitting advancement reports.


  • Encourage Scouts to advance in rank.
  • Works with Scribe to maintain all Scout advancement records.
  • Arranges boards of review and quarterly courts of honor.
  • Develop and maintain a merit badge counselor list.
  • Make a prompt report on the correct form to the council service center when a board of review is held. Secure badges and certificates.
  • Work with the Librarian to build and maintain a troop library of merit badge pamphlets and other advancement literature.
  • Report to the Committee each month.


  • Be a registered adult leader at least 21 years old.
  • Subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle.
  • Abide by the Scout Oath or Promise and the Scout Law.
  • Possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth.
  • All volunteers are expected to complete Youth Protection training. It is available online on the Web site http://olc.scouting.org. As a volunteer, you are expected to complete the training within 90 days of assuming a leadership position.

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