The administration of the Cub Scout
Advancement Program is primarily the responsibility of the Pack Committee, with
the support of the district advancement committee and commissioner staff.
The definitive source of the advancement policy and procedure shall be the pamphlet "Advancement Policies and Procedures Committee Guide" (#33088, available at the DPVC Scout Shop) as published by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. Necessary additions or interpretations shall be made as official actions of the Council Advancement Committee as published in this and other official publications.
All requests for badges and awards MUST be accompanied by a completely filled out Advancement Report (34403) signed by the unit advancement chairman and/or Board of Review member as indicated.
The Council has prepared some instructions on how to properly fill out this form so there are no delays in processing it.
The Award Cards (not the badge itself) shall be considered the official record of advancement for all Scouts. Stockpiling of cards and awards is not permitted. Requests for replacement cards or badges may require verification.
All applicants for badges and awards must be CURRENTLY REGISTERED in the unit through which the award is being requested. Requests for the Bobcat and Scout badges may be checked against the unit registration records before being issued. NO BADGES CAN BE ISSUED UNTIL REGISTRATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE SCOUT SERVICE CENTER.
No council, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to or subtract from BSA advancement requirements.
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