That’s right, stop doing requirements for ranks. Instead focus on doing the things Scouts do.
What do Scouts do?
Scouts go camping and while they are camping they-
- Cook the food that they selected, purchased and packed
- Light campfires
- Set up tents and tarps.
- Build things with sticks and string.
- Learn how to experience the natural world without leaving a trace.
- Use edge tools safely.
Scouts go swimming and boating and while they are swimming and boating they-
- Learn how to swim better
- Learn how to paddle a canoe or a rowboat
- Learn about safety in and on the water.
- Learn how to aid people in distress on or in the water.
Scouts are participating citizens, and as participating citizens they-
- Learn about their community and the way it is governed.
- Serve others in various ways.
- Learn how to responsibly use resources and technology.
- Act and react to others with decency and character.
- Learn about their nation it’s history and traditions.
Scouts go on hikes and when they go on hikes they-
- Read and follow maps.
- Use compasses and GPS units to guide themselves.
- Learn and practice safe hiking skills.
Scouts help other people and when they help other people they-
- Render first aid.
- Respond to emergencies.
- Support the needy.
I could go on but you get it by now, right? When Scouts do things Scouts do they advance as an after-effect. When Scouts ‘do requirements’ they check things off in a book.
Do what Scouts do.