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Four Steps to Scout Advancement – Introduction

by Clarke Green on November 20, 2012 in Advancement

Fourth in a series of articles about the four steps to Scout Advancement.
Articles will be published each Tuesday beginning November 20, 2012 

There are four steps to Scout advancement described in the Scoutmaster’s Handbook PP. 124-127

Before we look at these steps let’s contextualize advancement within all the aims and methods of Scouting;

Advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. It is one of several methods designed to help unit leadership carry out the aims and mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

Guide to Advancement 2011

No one does a better job of describing the spirit of advancement than the man who developed it in the first place:

The Badges…  are not intended to signify that he is a master in the craft he is tested in. If once we make Scouting into a formal scheme of serious instruction in efficiency, we miss the whole point and value of Scout training…

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