Navigator chapters can choose how to advance their youth. In general, there are levels based on age and achievement that many chapters use to distinguish and motivate their members. Stargazer and Junior levels often advance by age while the Senior level often employ achievement requirements before advancement. Everyone from the smallest child to the oldest adult must memorize the Navigator Moral Compass:
As a Navigator I promise to do my best to create a world free of prejudice and ignorance,to treat people of every race, creed, lifestyle and ability with dignity and respect, to strengthen my body and improve my mind to reach my full potential, to protect our planet and preserve our freedom.
Recommended for youth ages 5 and 6. Introducing children to the concept of a club with outdoor activities that stimulate both mental and motor skills.
Recommended for youth ages 7-11. Through games, crafts, excursions to museums, nature walks and camping, children build camaraderie, character and a basic understanding of the world and cultures around them.
Recommended for boys and girls ages 11-18 and beyond. Advancements through the levels are based on experience and knowledge. Children take control of their lives.