Ranks in the Scout Association of Japan

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The advancement program for members of the Scout Association of Japan is symbolized by the earning of several rank badges.

Rank insignia

Beaver and Cub Scouts

The ranks are:

  • Rabbit (Usagi)
  • Deer (Shika)
  • Bear (Kuma)
  • Arrow of Light
Beaver and Cub Scout rank insignia


The ranks are:

  • Apprentice
  • Tenderfoot (Sho-kyu)
  • 2nd Class (Ni-kyu)
  • 1st Class (Ikkyu)
  • Chrysanthemum (Kiku)
Scout rank insignia File:Scout rank (Scout Association of Japan).png File:Tenderfoot Scout (Scout Association of Japan).png File:Second Class Scout (Scout Association of Japan).png File:First Class Scout (Scout Association of Japan).png File:Chrysanthemum Scout (Scout Association of Japan).png

Venture Scouts

The ranks are:

  • Venture 2nd Class
  • Venture 1st Class
  • Peregrine Falcon (Hayabusa)
  • Fuji Scout
Venture Scout rank insignia File:Venture Scout (Scout Association of Japan).png File:Venture Award (Scout Association of Japan).png File:Hayabusa Scout (Scout Association of Japan).png

Fuji Scout

The Fuji Scout is the highest rank and award a Venture Scout can achieve in the Scout Association of Japan. Named for Mount Fuji, the iconic symbol of Japan, it was formerly the highest rank in the Scout section prior to the creation of Venture Scouts.

Fuji Scout insignia previous version for Scout section; knot is still in use present version for Venture section

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