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NCAC Policy on Rank Badge Purchase


The Boy Scouts of America uses advancement and recognition as one method to achieve its mission of instilling values in our youth members. Advancement and recognition of advancement are accomplished through the purchase of rank advancement badges from the Scout Shops at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda, Maryland and the Ravensworth Plaza in Springfield, Virginia and then presenting those awards to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.


To ensure proper recording and reporting of Advancement and to assist in the processing of transfer requests and Eagle Scout rank advancements, the NCAC adheres to existing BSA procedures that require the submission of advancement reports when purchasing rank advancements. This procedure only affects rank advancement badges for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. Merit Badges and other youth recognition items are not affected.


A properly completed Internet Advancement Report must be generated to purchase rank advancement badges and rank cards at these locations. This report can be obtained from the online Internet Advancement program and will be requested at the time the badges are purchased for the unit.

"Bulk purchasing” of rank advancement badges is not allowed. However, additional rank advancements badges may be purchased only in small quantities for multiple uniforms, lost badges or award plaques.

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