How Advancement Works in Troop 73
Advancement in Troop 73 works just like any other troop should. The working on ranks Tenderfoot through Firstclass should be working on the tasks in their books. The Life Scouts and above plus instructors plus adult scouters are allowed to sign off the requirements in the scoutís handbook. Upon completing all the achievements, the scout will have a Scoutmaster Conference with the Scoutmaster. Upon completion of this, they will go before the board of review. The date of the board of review, is the date of rank for the scout.
For Star through Eagle, things are a little different. Scouts must earn merit badges, provide leadership through one of the Troop Leadership Positions in the Troop and they must do service work. Some of the merit badges must be of the Eagle Required merit badges, while some are electives. This is quite different for the scouts that have been used to the Tenderfoot through First class ranks.