it comes to advancing in Scouting, follow the Scout Motto and "Be
Prepared." It will carry you far. Here's some other hints:
The Scout Handbook should be brought to each meeting and camping
activities. Keep it safe, as the Book is fragile, and it holds your
Scouting life within its pages! Be sure to get activities and/or
requirements signed off as soon as possible.
Scouts are responsible for earning merit badges required for
advancement. Our leadership had a list of Merit Badge Counselors in our
area. Please remember, it is necessary to first obtain a blue card from
the Scoutmaster or Advancement Chairperson before contacting any Merit
Badge Counselor and/or beginning any merit badge work. The blue card is
your permission to work on that Merit Badge. The Scout is to be the
only one to contact any Merit Badge Counselor.
It is very important to keep the completed Merit Badge blue cards.
Plastic "Baseball Card" holders work well to keep them all together.
Also, remember to write in the margins of the Scout Handbook any Scout
activities done- service projects, troop activities, hikes, camps, etc.
This will help in keeping track of hours for advancement, as well as
Troop 312 has our own "Life to Eagle Policy" Click here to read: ( link