The process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank and is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back for more.1
Alpha Phi Omega:
A College and University level service fraternity that was inspired by the Boy Scout Oath and Law. Like the Boy Scouts, Alpha Phi Omega is no longer just for males. (APO was decades ahead of the Boy Scouts in making this change.)
Annual Planning Meeting:
A meeting of scouts and adult leadership to plan overall Troop activities – and to some extent – patrol activities for the coming year. Many troops use this as a general plan and make updates as circumstances warrant. Troops 3945 and 9945 revisit their plans regularly.
Arrow of Light Award:
The highest award or rank that can be earned by a Cub Scout. Youth can join Scouts BSA if they have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, OR have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, OR are age 11 but have not reached age 18.