About Rank Advancement

In Troop 61, it is our goal that every Scout in the Troop become an Eagle Scout before he turns 18 years of age.

 

Scout

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  Scout       Tenderfoot    Second Class    First Class

 

Most boys earn the First Class rank within two years. They do this by learning their "Scout skills" in the areas of camping, knots, cooking, map and compass, physical fitness, first aid, citizenship, patrol, swimming, nature and safety. Boys learn these skills at meetings and on camping trips, but may also review them at home. See the link to "rank requirements" for a requirements list. See the "skills videos" link for more information on each skill.

 

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   Star        Life         Eagle       

 

Boys earn the higher ranks by earning merit badges, doing community service, holding leadership positions within the Troop, and living by the Scout Oath and Law.