Advancement / Recognition
Internet Advancement not only saves time and paper, it also makes for more accurate records in the BSA system. By using Internet Advancement, you have a quick and easy way to enter youth advancements, awards and merit badges.
Remember, you still have to print out your report to bring to the Scout Shop to purchase recognition items.
(Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher should be used to view data correctly).
- Advancement Report (Den)
- Boy Scout Advancement Overview
- Cub Scout Advancement Overview
- Guide to Advancement
- Merit Badge Guide
- Venturing Advancement Overview
Eagle Scout Resources
- Eagle Scout Rank Application
- Eagle Scout Project Workbook
- Eagle Palm Application
- Eagle Scout Duplicate or Replacement Requests
- National Eagle Scout Association
- Boys Life Eagle Project Showcase
UPDATES AND CHANGES
Changes to Eagle Palm Process to Take Effect August 1, 2017
This week, the BSA announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms. The modifications take effect Aug. 1, 2017.
The changes bring Eagle Palm requirements in line with the needs of older Scouts. The National Boy Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated unnecessary obstacles, such as the Eagle Palm board of review, and expanded the definition of active participation.
But the biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning Aug. 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor. This abolishes the wait of months or years for these young men to receive all Palms available to them.
For a closer look at what’s changing, see Scouting magazine's "Bryan on Scouting" blog.
Overnight Camping Requirements for Second Class, First Class to Change
The number of overnight campouts required for a young man to earn the Second Class and First Class ranks will be reduced under new requirements that take effect Aug. 1, 2017.
But the total number of camping nights a Boy Scout will experience in the program as he progresses toward the rank of Eagle Scout will not change.
In 2016, alongside the release of the 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook, the BSA increased the number of campouts required for Second Class to three since joining from two. It increased the number of campouts required for First Class to six since joining from three.
The August 1, 2017, revisions return the number of overnight campouts to pre-2016 levels but preserve the amount of time spent outdoors. The change maintains a focus on life-changing outdoors experiences while recognizing that not all outdoor activities need to include overnight camping. For more, read a full explanation in "Bryan on Scouting."