Explorer Advancement Requirements

Explorer Apprentice Requirements
I. Outdoor (Second Class rank may be accepted in place of the Outdoor Requirements)
 Demonstrate your ability to take care of yourself in the open by:
 A. Using compass and map to find your way over a new areas, on land or ware or in the air.
 B. Providing shelter
 C. Preparing your own meals
 D. Properly using your equipment
 E. Using proper sanitary and other health precautions.
II. Vocational
 Discuss with your Advisor, and explore a business, profession or trade in which you are interested, or might be interested.  Include in your exploration finding the answer to such questions as:
 A. How much education is needed for success in the vocation?
 B. What are the duties?
 C. Does the work offer security by steady employment?
 D. How does a beginner make a start in that job or profession?
III. Social
 A. Invite a friend or someone you think you would like to know better, to attend an Explorer meeting or activity with you.
 B. Check your own experience by referring to Explorer literature, for proper procedure for invitation, introduction, transportation, and other common social observances.
 C. Introduce your guest to the officers of your Unit and your friends.
IV. Service
 A. Become familiar with the Emergency Service Plan of Mobilization for the Explorers in your Unit, or community, or your District of the Local Council.
 B. Demonstrate your preparation for service in case of an emergency in the home by:
    1. Making an approved fire inspection of your home.
    2. Checking you medicine cabinet or first aid kit.  Be sure it is adequate to take care of common hazards in the home by listing the use of each item.

Bronze Award Requirements
1. Earn Explorer Apprentice
2. Earn any 2 Ratings
3. Show growth in Leadership ability
4. Show growth in Social Development
5. Show growth in understanding of citizenship responsibility
6. Live by the Scout Oath and Law, and Explorer Citizenship Pledge

Gold Award
1. Earn Explorer Bronze Award
2. Earn one more Rating for a total of 3 Ratings
3. Show growth in Leadership ability
4. Show growth in Social Development
5. Show growth in understanding of citizenship responsibility
6. Live by the Scout Oath and Law, and Explorer Citizenship Pledge

Silver Award
1. Earn Explorer Gold Award
2. Earn one more Rating for a total of 4 Ratings
3. Show growth in Leadership ability
4. Show growth in Social Development
5. Show growth in understanding of citizenship responsibility
6. Live by the Scout Oath and Law, and Explorer Citizenship Pledge

All Awards are to be reviewed by the Explorer Leader Council before being awarded.

Source: New Explorer Plan and Recognition's #3217, 9/49