The Boy Scout advancement process seems, to a new Scout, as a pretty straightforward process. The Scout`s handbook details the things to be done. The Scout does them, gets signed off, and gets recognized for his achievements.


A new adult unit leader may find the process a bit more intimidating, as there are few written guidelines to explain the adult Scouter`s responsibility for advancement in the unit. Indeed, advancement on the unit level involves all of the adults in one aspect or another. Each adult has a responsibility, however, indirect to ensure that the each boy advances.

Below are some guidelines from the Grand Canyon Council Advancement Committee. The first is for all Scouters and explains the advancement process in general. The second discusses the importance of the Advancement Chairman`s role. The third explores the Scoutmaster`s responsibilities during the Advancement Conference.


The Board of Review Process

Role of the Advancement Chairman

Guide to Advancement

  Advancement Resources

New Internet Advancement 

Advancement News Archive

  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
sewing service.png

Contact Information

(602) 955-7747
(602) 955-0570 (Fax)


2969 N Greenfield Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-7715


Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(excluding Holidays)

GCCBSA is a 501c3 organization

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon