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What’s the intent of advancement requirements?

Several requirements along the trail to the Eagle Scout rank seem very straight-forward: demonstrate tying knots, participate in a flag ceremony, sleep in a tent you helped pitch, etc. However, there’s depth to each and every task a Scout must perform.

By |2019-07-26T18:51:00-04:00July 26th, 2019|Advancement|0 Comments

Upgrades to Internet Advancement Now Live

Good news for unit leaders who use Internet Advancement to track their Scouts’ progress along the Scouting trail. The BSA has introduced an array of upgrades designed to make your life easier. The improvements make inputting advancement updates faster, allow leaders to search advancement history in a snap and give Scouters more control over printable reports [...]

By |2019-06-13T17:24:58-04:00June 13th, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments

New Headwaters Eagle Scouts – March 2019

Please join the Headwaters District advancement team in congratulating the following Scouts on their achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout with the completion of their Boards of Review on March 7th and March 20th, 2019. Royston V., Troop 45 Worcester Zachary R., Troop 41 Marlborough Garrett P., Troop 232 Ashland John W., Troop 100 [...]

By |2019-03-20T16:44:21-04:00March 20th, 2019|Advancement, Headwaters District|Comments Off on New Headwaters Eagle Scouts – March 2019

2019 Guide to Advancement Update Now Available

It is important that unit leaders and committees understand the advancement guidelines, and follow them. There is a summary of the changes near the beginning of the Guide. The 2019 update to the Guide to Advancement is now available online here.

By |2019-02-03T20:41:00-05:00February 3rd, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|Comments Off on 2019 Guide to Advancement Update Now Available

Limited Exception to Eagle Age Requirements

The Boy Scouts of America will offer a one-time, limited exception to its age requirements for the Eagle Scout award, giving new Scouts BSA members, male and female, a fair chance to earn the program’s top honor.

By |2019-02-03T20:33:59-05:00February 3rd, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide|Comments Off on Limited Exception to Eagle Age Requirements

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Updated

Advancement Update: A revised Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook for 2019 has been posted and is available here. The content is basically unchanged and revised to reflect gender-neutrality.

By |2019-01-20T23:23:12-05:00January 20th, 2019|Advancement, Council Wide|Comments Off on Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Updated

Free Scoutbook Subscriptions

Starting January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units! Scoutbook is an online unit management tool that ensures that you never miss a Scouting moment—from tracking advancements to milestone achievements along the Scouting adventure. When units with Scoutbook accounts need to renew these unit subscriptions this fall, they will not pay [...]

By |2019-01-20T23:10:08-05:00September 13th, 2018|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|Comments Off on Free Scoutbook Subscriptions

Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync

Calling all unit leaders—the Scoutbook Youth Advancement sync is officially underway! All Scouting units with active Scoutbook subscriptions have recently been invited to complete the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync with ScoutNet. The Scoutbook Unit Admins have been notified and given instructions on how to activate this sync by December 31, 2017. This sync will allow units to approve advancement [...]

By |2019-01-20T23:11:53-05:00December 14th, 2017|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|Comments Off on Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync