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 four aims: character development, citizenship training, leadership, 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.
Scoutbook is the BSA web app that makes tracking advancement easier and faster. Scoutbook is a Scout's advancement record in the 'cloud' and is directly connected to the BSA National advancement database. This means more time for leaders and Scouts to enjoy those life-changing experiences they can’t get anywhere but Scouting. The Glacier's Edge Council strongly encourages all our units to utilize this powerful tool. Scoutbook strengthens every unit scouting program by enhancing leadership efficiently for tracking and recording advancements, uploading photos and videos, sending messages to scouting families, planning events and tracking activities.
Internet Advancement 2.0
Internet Advancement 2.0 (IA2) is for units not using Scoutbook to report awards (including merit badges) and advancement to the Council. IA2 [formerly anticipated to be referred to as 'Scoutbook Lite'] was released on May 23, 2019 within my.scouting.org and the original Internet Advancement interface (via ScoutNet) was retired on June 10, 2019.
Effective June 10, 2019, Glacier's Edge Council Scoutshop began following National Council recommendations and is no longer accepting hand written advancement reports or advancement reports generated by 3rd party software. Reports from Scoutbook or IA2 are required to purchase advancement-related awards.
Units that continue to use 3rd party software can upload a TXT file to IA2 (contact your software provider to confirm the format is compatible with IA2) and then provide the purchase order/advancement report from IA2 in order to purchase advancement-related awards (including merit badges).
Units who currently use other forms of advancement tracking (e.g., spreadsheets or paper) must enter all advancement and awards into IA2 and then provide the purchase order/advancement report from IA2 in order to purchase advancement-related awards (including merit badges).
Unit Advancement Resources:
Unit Advancement Records Retention Recommendations
Scouts BSA Advancement Resources:
Eagle Scout Resources:
Eagle Scout Service Project Request (on-line form) - for Beneficiaries
Glenn and Melinda Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award (ESSPY) - Applications due annually by Jan 21
COVID-19 Eagle Extension Process
Merit Badge Counselors (MBC):
Council Merit Badge Counselor Registration/Approval Process (a list of MBCs approved by the Council is available on Scoutbook)
Merit Badge Counselor Application [attach BSA Adult Application (see Unit Resources above) for Position Code 42]
Merit Badge Clinics:
Nova Counselor: use BSA Adult Application (see Unit Resources above) for Position Code 58
Super Nova Mentor Application [attach BSA Adult Application (see Unit Resources above) for Position Code 52]
Council Advancement Committee:
Council & District Advancement Data & Key Performance Indicators - 2019 End of Year Data
Indian Trails: Todd Praneis Scoutbook Champion: Volunteer needed
Mohawk: Kyle Wilson Eagle Representatives: Bob Qauckenboss
Wisconsin River: Darcy Berlin Hornaday Awards: Chris Beaver
Yahara: Dan Maahs STEM/NOVA Awards: Bryan Anders
Glacier's Edge Council: Ed Elder Religious Awards: Volunteer needed
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