Your first source of information for anything in Scouts is your Scout Handbook. In addition to being an informative guide to Scouting, it is used to record the completion of the steps required to advance in rank. It will be a part of your every Scouting activity.
When questions come up, you come here. In this section we try to answer any questions you may have. Our search bar in the top right corner is set up to search this site.  If you can't find it on our site try the little arrow to the right of the search box to search the official Boy Scouts of America pages by selecting 'Search Scouting'.  Another nifty trick is to use the CTRL+F on your keyboard to search this page for specific text.
We have broken down some of our FAQs into sections based on questions we get a lot.  Check out the below topics:

Getting started (Joining to Tenderfoot)
Troop Basics
Advancements: (Ranks & Merit Badges)

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