Scouts Training Scouts are of different ranks from Pravesh to Rastrapati Scout. Pravesh Scout is the beginning. It is a rank a boy occupies on admission to a Troop. The Highest and the one which every Scout should try to attain is the rank of Rastrapati Scout. Rank are progressive stages in the life of a scout. He joins when he has completed 10 years of age. In about three month from the date of joining it should be possible for him to become a Pravesh; in about fifteen months from these he can become a Dwitiya Sopan Scouts. With due diligence, he can become a Rajaya Puraskar Scout, and after this he can become a Rastrapati Scout. The A.P.R.O. Part II, Chapters I,II and III give the conditions which the candidates has to fulfill for his progressive training as a Scout. The Several Scout ranks, here described indicate the range or steps that a Scout has to take what may be described as the Scout Ladder of efficiency.
The Ladder of efficiency is a sort of main line which will Scouts have to follow. Every Scout should aim at going up the ladder steadily and in due time. The training that Scouts receive as Scout would build up general efficiency as Scouts. That is why we speak the Ladder of efficiency. But this main line open into a side line which may be regarded as giving the Scout a kind of specialist training in certain skills represented by Proficiency badges. Such training may be described as proficiency training.
The Scout scheme provides a certain number of Proficiency Badges for different subjects for whom Scouts can start qualify after their tritiya Sopan Badges. But Proficiency Badges are not to be worn just for the sake of winning. A Scout should choose then according to his natural aptitude, and having made his choice he should work assiduously till he gains the required degree of Proficiency and try to use the knowledge/skill for good of the Community.