The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Every Scouting activity moves youth toward three basic aims: character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness. Advancement is one of the eight methods used by Scout leaders to help youth fulfill the aims of the BSA.
In 2015 the BSA acquired Scoutbook, the revolutionary web app that makes tracking advancement easier and faster. Scoutbook is a Scout's advancement book in the cloud and is directly connected the BSA’s new database. This means more time for leaders and Scouts to enjoy those life-changing experiences they can’t get anywhere but Scouting. Our Council Board strongly believes that Scoutbook can make a dramatic difference in a unit’s program and has chosen to pay for and provide the subscription for each Scouting unit. This subscription allows the unit to track and record advancements directly in the BSA’s National Database, upload photos and videos, send messages to scouting families, plan events and track activities. We encourage all our units to utilize this powerful tool.
THIS WILL NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL SCOUTBOOK LITE IS RELEASED. Effective (some future date), 2018 our Council will no longer be accepting hand written advancement reports or advancement reports from 3rd party software. In April the current Internet Advancement platform will be retired and will be replaced with Scoutbook (full version) or Scoutbook lite (free version) to record and report advancement. Our Council provides the full version for all units. Reports from Scoutbook/Scoutbook lite will be required to purchase advancement. Units that wish to continue to use 3rd party software must upload the CSV file into Scoutbook lite, and then provide the purchase order from Scoutbook lite in order to purchase advancement.
Scoutbook memo to Unit Leaders
Scoutbook Infographic (How Scoutbook Changes Advancement)
Scoutbook Training PDF for Council Units
Boy Scout Advancement Resources
Eagle Scout Resources
Unit Assignments for District/Council Eagle Coordinators
Merit Badge Counselors (MBC)
BSA Adult Application (use position code 42 and attach copy of Youth Protection Certification)
Merit Badge Clinics
Council Advancement Committee
Council & District Rosters with Eagle Coordinators
Questions, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council & District Advancement Data & Key Performance Indicators