An important part of the Boy Scout program is advancement. You have the opportunity by working hard and using the program developed by your patrol leaders and your senior patrol leader, to advance up the ladder toward Eagle rank.
As you probably know by now the ranks available are Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star Scout, Life Scout and Eagle Scout.
Each of these ranks has a requirement that you "Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life."
The Scoutmaster is the only one who can sign off on this requirement.
There are two parts of this requirement.
The first is that you have to demonstrate to the Scoutmaster that you follow the Scout Oath and law by having good character , conduct and behavior.
The second is that you must demonstrate a commitment to the Troop by being active in Troop activities. As a guideline you should participate in 70% of all Troop activities, which means troop meetings, camping trips and troop service projects. This is a guideline that the Scoutmaster can change or waive for good cause depending on a boy's situation.
This requirement applies to all ranks.
Peter S. Vannucci
Troop Committee Chairman