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Merit Badge Requirement Updates

The following merit badges have been updated as of January 1, 2021. Archaeology (4b; requirements 8-11 reordered) Collections (1, 5a, 5c, 5e, 5f; deleted 7; added 3d) Digital Technology (5b) Disability Awareness (1a, 1b) Electricity (10) Fish and Wildlife Management (3) Fishing (10) Fly-Fishing (10, 11) Lifesaving (1, 2, 15, 16) Motorboating (1a, 2a, [...]

By |2021-01-19T19:58:59-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

New Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

There is a new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook available. Please make sure that your Life Scout is using the correct workbook when requesting a project review from the district. Download the new workbook. For more information and details contact your district advancement chairperson. Learn More

By |2021-01-19T19:59:45-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide|0 Comments

Requesting Extensions for Advancement

Preliminary Note: the National Council of the BSA released new guidelines for Rank Advancement for all Scouting programs during COVID-19 related social distancing.  There has been an update to the Rank Advancement COVID-19 FAQ on 1/5/2021 - please click the link to see those updates (marked with a diamond) - link: https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/ [...]

By |2021-01-22T17:21:06-05:00January 12th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources, Venturing/Exploring Division|Comments Off on Requesting Extensions for Advancement

Proposed Eagle Scout Merit Badge Delayed

January 7, 2021 The introduction of the proposed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion merit badge is being delayed to allow for the careful consideration and evaluation of feedback received from a wide variety of commenters on the draft requirements. Until further notice, all Scouts working on the Eagle Scout rank should continue to use current [...]

By |2021-01-08T13:43:42-05:00January 8th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments

Rank Advancement and Covid-19: April Update

COVID-19 FAQ UPDATED 4/13/20 - The most recent updates are indicated by a diamond in front of the question. Advancement Q: How can advancement be tracked remotely? Scouting units should use Scoutbook to record and track advancement. To track advancement remotely, parents should: Connect with their child’s member profile via an invitation that the unit leader [...]

By |2020-05-05T14:02:45-04:00May 5th, 2020|Advancement|Comments Off on Rank Advancement and Covid-19: April Update

Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scout Extension

Details on Extension for Eagle Boards of Review for Those Who Wish to Be in the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts These are historic times for our Movement. The coronavirus pandemic is having a direct impact in many Scouts’ ability to continue on their trail to Eagle – especially having completed all their requirements prior to [...]

By |2020-05-06T16:59:44-04:00May 5th, 2020|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources|Comments Off on Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scout Extension

Requesting Adv. Extensions Due To COVID-19

As of March 20, 2020, the National Council of the BSA released new guidelines for Rank Advancement for all Scouting programs during COVID-19 related social distancing (link: https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/) Mayflower Council's Advancement Committee has been assigned permission to grant extensions for Eagle Scout, Venturing Summit Award, and Sea Scout Quartermaster. Extension Process If a Scout [...]

By |2020-09-30T12:10:06-04:00March 31st, 2020|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources, Venturing/Exploring Division|Comments Off on Requesting Adv. Extensions Due To COVID-19

Rank Advancement and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Questions and Answers Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting Rank Advancement and COVID-19 The following questions regarding advancement have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Although there are difficulties and constraints, advancement can continue. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense [...]

By |2020-03-20T17:02:53-04:00March 20th, 2020|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments

Virtual Board of Review Resources

Scouting Magazine has recently posted an article regarding using video conferencing to conduct Board of Reviews. Board of Reviews are an integral part of the Advancement program for Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Awards, and Sea Scout ranks.  While making considerations for other people's health and safety through social distancing, we encourage all Unit leaders to [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:49:25-04:00March 18th, 2020|Advancement|Comments Off on Virtual Board of Review Resources