Troop Advancement Chair


Is at least 21 years old, subscribes to the Declaration of Religious Principle, and agrees to abide by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Possesses the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the Boy Scouts of America deems necessary to afford positive leadership to youth. Is a member of the chartered organization other than the unit leader or assistant unit leader. Is appointed by the chartered organization to serve as its official Scouting representative and is registered as an adult leader of the BSA.


The Advancement Chairman’s responsibilities are to:

  • Have a working knowledge of the Boy Scout advancement plans.
  • Help plan and conduct induction and advancement recognition ceremonies.
  • Train parents, guardians, and troop committee members in ways to stimulate Boy Scout advancement.
  • Assist Pack Committee Chairman and Cub Master for Webelos graduation ceremonies.
  • Store all advancment information in Troop Master Software and present it to Scoutmaster for review.
  • Register all advanement with council and ensure the correct information has been recorded by Council.
  • Promote Boys’ Life magazine as an aid to advancement.
  • Help build or obtain advancement equipment for use in making advancement ceremonies more effective.
  • Promote the wearing and proper use of uniform and insignia.