When I start a new rank with a young man that I am mentoring, my first stop is to have him make an action plan of how he is going to complete the rank.
I have a document for each rank in both the Quest and Classic series that lists every step, a box for a plan, and a target completion date.
I have the young man fill out this document and then we meet to review the plan.
Sometimes I will have him revise his target date on certain steps if I think he is rushing through, or I might make him aware of an activity that will fulfill a requirement sooner than he realized. It’s a very useful conversation and helps young men develop planning and strategy skills that will help them in life as well.