Advancement

Five Trails District Advancement Committee Chair

The Five Trails District Advancement Committee Chair is  Dave Adams, Troop 845, Coppell.

David has concluded several years of service as an ASM in Troop 845 as well as having run the Five Trails District's MB Colleges the last few years. You may contact him via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Five Trails District Advancement Committee

The Five Trails District Advancement Committee Consists of: 

Dave Adams, Chair     214-392-3472   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bobby Finken
Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator
  214-692-6969   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
John Hayes   972-964-7007     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joel Henry   214-505-1695   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Daniel Murphy   817-909-2864   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gary Scott   972-342-7367   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eric Shipp
Vice Chair - Boy Scout Advancement
  972-900-3778   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dwin Towell
  214-679-8332   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathy Whitgrove
Vice Chair - Cub Scout Advancement
  214-632-0662   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rufus Woody III
Vice-chair - Eagle Issues
  214-762-7709   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Effective February 22, 2016

 

Advancement

Advancement means "rank advancement" in BSA terminology. A Cub Scout achieving the rank of Bear or a Boy Scout achieving the rank of First Class would be examples of advancement. 

This is different from "training", which is the terminology used for teaching a specific skill to someone, be a Scout or an Adult Leader. 

Advancement comes in several flavors: 

  • Cub Scout advancement 
  • Boy Scout advancement
  • Venturing advancement 

Requirements for advancement are set by BSA National and implemented by local units (Packs, Troops, or Crews), Districts, and Councils. 

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