Scouts can advance in rank individually with his patrol or together with his troop.
The Patrol Method allows for scouts to learn in a number of different ways. We know that scouts benefit greatly during the outdoor program and that seems to be when everything comes together for them.
Boy Scouting offers more than 120 Merit Badges that can challenge the scouts and will enrich their scouting experience. There's wide range of areas and interest for all scouts that will help with help each scout in areas of personal growth and development along there scouting journey.
Early Scouting ranks include:
In the early early ranks scouting a scout learns about first aide, citizenship and service to others, just to name a few. When that scout has mastered the early ranks he starts his service portion in scouting. A scout then serve's his troop and passes his mastery of his scouting skills and experienced to the newer scouts that join the troop from cub scouts.
There are three aims in scouting.
The first is growth in moral strength and character.
The second is citizenship
The third is physical, mental and emotional fitness.
In addition to Rank Advancement and Merit Badge offerings there are also Patrol and Troop positions of responsibility which allow Scouts to gain experience in leadership and responsibility by experience.
Troop Positions: The following leadership positions count toward Boy Scout advancement. For more information, see the Senior Patrol Leader Handbook (#32501) and Patrol Leader Handbook (#32502A).