The Cub Scout Advancement Workshop (CSAW) and Boy Scout Advancement Workshop (BSAW) are the perfect options for Scouts working toward earning their rank advancements and merit badges. These workshops can be a great resource when a Scout needs to catch up; a qualified merit badge counselor is required in a specialized area or if a struggling troop needs some experienced guidance.
Seven workshops, administered by volunteers and professional Boy Scout staff, are held annually with the council providing all necessary advancement materials, handouts and syllabi.
Cub Scouts can earn the Bobcat rank at their first meeting. If Wolf, Bear or Webelos Scouts attend every workshop, they will earn their rank advancement by the following May.
Many young people in the St. Louis area don’t have the family or neighborhood support needed to fully participate in the Scouting program. Through the CSAW/BSAW workshops, boys still have the opportunity to advance to their next rank while having fun, learning life skills and growing as a Scout.
Yours in Scouting, Gene Feldman Scoutmaster - Troop 28 gslactroop28.com