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.
Scoutbook Infographic (How Scoutbook Changes Advancement)
Internet Advancement 2.0
Internet Advancement 2.0 (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 (ScoutNet) will be retired on June 10, 2019.
Effective June 10, 2019, Glacier's Edge Council Scoutshop will follow National Council recommendations and no longer accept hand written advancement reports or advancement reports generated by 3rd party software. Reports from Scoutbook or IA2 will be required to purchase advancement-related awards.
Units that continue to use 3rd party software will need to upload a CSV 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) will need to enter all advancement 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:
Scouts BSA Advancement Resources:
Eagle Scout Resources
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook (National) - New January 2019 Version
Glenn and Melinda Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award (ESSPY) - Applications due annually by Jan 21
Eagle Scout Rank Application (National) - New January 2019 Version
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 - 2018 End of Year Data
Indian Trails: Todd Praneis
Mohawk: Josh Rubin
Wisconsin River: Darcy Berlin
Yahara: Dan Maahs
Glacier's Edge Council: Ed Elder
Questions? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org