Each Scouting program has its own requirements for advancement. Select your program:
Scouts working towards the rank of Eagle Scout, can find relevant information on our
Eagle Trail page.
Merit Badges are an important part of the Boy Scout program,
and over 125 merit badges are currently offered. You can find Counselors for each Merit Badge on our
Online Merit Badge Counselor Listing. Adults with
experience in a Merit Badge subject are encouraged to become Merit Badge Counselors. To learn more, see
our SDIC Merit Badge Counselor page. Units or groups
that wish to hold a Merit Badge event must have on staff council-approved merit badge counselors and submit
the Merit Badge Event Approval Form at least
three weeks prior to the event.
STEM/Nova Awards Program
The BSA STEM/Nova Awards program incorporates learning with
cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Scouts at all levels.
The hope is that earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or
mathematics) fields. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life
for youth members.
Apply to be a mentor.
Keep track of the advancment of the youth in your unit with the online
Scouts with Special Needs
Recognizing that no two Scouts are alike, and the some Scouts have "disabilities" that require extra help
from our trained leaders. These Scouts with special needs have
allowances for membership eligibility and advancement flexibility.