Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. Scouts plan their own advancement and progress at their own pace as they meet each challenge. Scouts are recognized and rewarded for each achievement, which helps them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
Ranks in Scouts BSA
The fifth rank is Star. Scouts have now obtained enough experience to begin leading the troop and directing its activities. Scouts volunteer to take on leadership roles and positions of responsibility.
The seventh and final rank is Eagle. Scouts must serve in a position of responsibility and must also complete an extensive service project that demonstrates their leadership and organizational abilities.