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Boy Scout Advancement in Venturing and Sea Scouts

Venturers and Sea Scouts who earned First Class rank as registered Boy Scouts or Varsity Scouts are qualified until their 18th birthday to continue with Boy Scout advancement. If desired, they may maintain multiple registration in more than one unit; for example, a troop, team, or ship, in addition to the crew; and work on Boy Scout ranks in any of those units.

Wherever the member is registered, the Scoutmaster or Coach and crew Advisor or ship’s Skipper decide with the young man which one will oversee his advancement. If the Advisor or Skipper does so, but is unfamiliar with Boy Scouting, the district advancement committee should identify an experienced Scouter to assist. It is important for Venturing and Sea Scout leaders to understand that Boy Scout advancement procedures must be followed.

With the exception of the Eagle, Quartermaster, and Summit Award service projects, any work done while a Venturer or Sea Scout can count toward Boy Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout advancement at the same time.

The Eagle, Quartermaster, and Summit Award service projects must be separate and distinct from each other.

Position of responsibility requirements for Boy Scout ranks may be met by the Venturer or Sea Scout serving in crew or ship positions as outlined in the current Boy Scout Requirements book.

The Advisor or Skipper conducts the unit leader conference.

All Boy Scouting boards of review must be administered according to section 8 of the Guide to Advancement, topics through Adults from the crew or ship committee who are at least 21 years of age hold Star and Life boards of review. Eagle Scout boards are conducted at the unit, district, or council level according to the local council’s established procedures.

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