On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Advancement is an integral part of the Scouting program which provides recognition for individual effort and accomplishment, as well as a measure of acquired proficiency in basic skills.
Advancement is a three-part obligation of:

  • The Scout to take the initiative and to work;
  • The parents to encourage excellence;
  • The adult leaders of the Troop to provide guidance and opportunity.


Requirements for advancement are described in the Boy Scout Handbook and other Scout literature.
 Both Scout and parent should be thoroughly familiar with the requirements. The Scoutmaster, Advancement Chairman, and other adult leaders as well as the Scout leadership can answer questions about getting started on the "Eagle Trail."

BSA Advancement Guide
Board of Review Questions

Life Scout?
click here for Troop 10, "12 Steps to Eagle" booklet (ppt)

Eagle Scout Candidates 
Eagle Application  and Eagle Workbook

Merit Badge Information

T-10 Merit badge Counselor Registry      

For a listing of current Merit Badges, click on the following link,

Additional Resources:

Merit Badge Workbooks:T-10 Library, located in the equipment room @ St.James.(troop librarian).
                                  : Fauquier County Public Library                            
N.C.A.C. Scout Shops, located in Rockville & Springfield
                                  : order onlinehttp://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/literature-media/merit-badge-pamphelts.html    
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