BSA Advancement Policies and Guidelines
The official BSA policies governing advancement are set forth in the document Guide to Advancement 2013. This document exists in several formats and can be found in the following places:
An online web version of the document is available on the BSA web site as a series of linked web pages .
An Adobe PDF version of the document is also available on the BSA web site for viewing or downloading.
A copy of the above PDF document is also stored on the troop web site.
In addition to the Guide to Advancement 2013, BSA publishes a few other documents that clarify BSA advancement policy and guidelines:
Boy Scout Requirements. The definitive, comprehensive, and current list of BSA requirements for everything. No online version available.
Troop Leader Guidebooks (publication estimate 12-15-2014). A 2-volume set intended to replace the Scoutmaster Handbook. More information here.
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook (viewable with Adobe Reader 9+ only).