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Indian Waters Council - Boy Scouts of America - Columbia, South Carolina
Cub Scouting means "doing". Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things.
Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting - citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.
Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method.
The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
Merit badges, badges of rank, and Eagle Palms are for boys who are registered Boy Scouts. Any registered Boy Scout may earn these awards until his 18th birthday.
There are a series of three awards, the Bronze, Gold, and Silver Awards, which can be earned in sequence by all Venturers,
no matter their specialty, plus the Ranger Award, for Outdoor/High Adventure activity, the TRUST award for Religious Life activities, and the Quest Award, for Fitness and Sport activities.
In addition, Leadership Awards, which can be earned by Youth and/or Adults can be presented at the Council, Area/Region, and National levels.
Any male Venturer who has achieved the First Class rank as a Boy Scout in a troop may continue advancement toward Star, Life
and Eagle Scout ranks, and Eagle Palms, up to his 18th birthday.

Cub Scout Advancement
Boy Scout Advancement
Venturing Advancement
Updates by: IWC Staff and Volunteers | © Indian Waters Council, BSA 2013