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Advancement Information for Scouts (revised April 2022)

Advancement Information for Leaders (revised April 2022)

Advancement Information for Summer Camp Leaders 2022

Troop 55’s Recommended Merit Badge Sequence

Rank Requirements (also refer to the back of the Scout Handbook)

Board of Review Report Form -for Adult Volunteers conducting a BoR (revised January 2023)

To get further guidance, please contact Dr. Karen Coveler, our Advancement Chair, at

How to fill out a blue card

From the Advancement Chair: everything you need to about rank advancement, merit badges, and how to communicate with adult leaders

Additional resources

Troop 55 uses for tracking advancement, addresses, camping nights and other info.  Each scout and his parents should have received instructions on how to access Scoutbook to view advancement reports from his PASM

Scoutbook Knowledge Base: Scoutbook login help, tutorial for parents, getting started in Scoutbook

How to Record Merit Badges in Scoutbook: Connected Merit Badge Counselors may record merit badges for a Scout. The PASM must electronically sign the initial unit signature