When campers arrive at camp, they become keenly aware of the Challenge System. Each camper can chose if they want to work towards attaining the rank of their village. If they choose to take the challenge, they are given a challenge sheet. The challenge is divided into the 4 areas of our Council of Progress. As the camper advances in the villages, the challenge becomes more difficult. The girls have to get the required checks in each area before they can receive their bar (2 weeks work) or star (rank).
When a Cherokee camper (Cherokee is the oldest age group) has attained her rank then she is eligible to receive our highest rank in the Council of Progress, Belle. When the camper is "tapped out" for Belle, they begin a 12-hour test. At the end of the 12 hours, if they have passed the test, then they have attained the highest rank in Council of Progress, that of Belle.