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Glossary of Acronyms



ACPP - Advancement Committee Guide - Policies and Procedures (BSA Pub. 33088) (Obsolete - Replaced by the Guide to Advancement)

AOL - Arrow of Light (the highest rank in the Cub Scout Program)

ASM - Assistant Scoutmaster

BOR and EBOR - Board of Review, Eagle Board of Review

BS - Boy Scout(s) (also used to refer to the Boy Scout Division)

BSA - You're kidding, right? You know this one. -- Boy Scouts of America

CAC - Council Advancement Committee

CACC - Council Advancement Committee Chair

CC - Committee Chair (for packs, troops, crews, and ships)

CS - Cub Scout(s) (also used to refer to the Cub Scout Division)

DAC - District Advancement Committee

DACC - District Advancement Committee Chair

DL - Den Leader

G2SS (or GTSS)- Guide to Safe Scouting (BSA Pub 34416)

GTA - Guide to Advancement (BSA Pub. 3308)

LFL - Learning for Life, the BSA subsidiary that includes career oriented Exploring.

MB - Merit Badge

MBC - Merit Badge Counselor

OA - Order of the Arrow

SA or ASM - Assistant Scoutmaster

SM - Scoutmaster

SPL - Senior Patrol Leader (the highest-level elected leadership position in a Troop)

SS - Sea Scout

V - Venturing (Usually used to refer to the Venturing division)

WDL - Webelos Den Leader




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