SM pulls rank advancement after successful BOR in Advancement Resources Posted February 16, 2017 ok just my opinion... when I have a boy transfer to join my troop I sit down and talk to him anyway. I like to know where he is in the advancement. What he's looking for. What he's enjoying so far with my troop. I then make sure the scout meets our Committee Chair, Outdoor Chair, Treasurer, and Advancement chair. They too sit down and ask him basically same stuff. What can the troop do to help him? Does he have issues with fundraising and does he think he'll need financial support? What camping locations has he attended and would recommend? Has he heard of a camp ground that sounds interesting? What has he enjoyed the most with scouting? What does he look forward to with scouting? What has he cooked on his campouts, and what does he want to try to cook in the future? What outdoor skills does he think he still needs to improve on? These adults also explain their jobs to him during this time so he knows who to talk to about certain things in the future. And you know what... he's now meet and gotten comfortable with the adult leaders. He knows who to turn to for issues that are above the SPL's job. And in so doing he's also completed a Scoutmaster conference and his board of review! I do this even if not up for rank change. But when up for a rank it's a double duty but it counts!