Everything ADVANCEMENT

2017 Changes and Modifications to the Cub Scout Advancement Program - Click HERE
Individual Cub Program Changes & Modifications which can be printed out as a booklet:
     For the Tiger Program - Click HERE     For the Wolf Program - Click HERE
     For the Bear Program - Click HERE      For the Webelos Program - Click HERE

Changes to Boy Scout Requirements effective January 1, 2016 - Click HERE
Don't need the whole new Handbook? Get the supplemental Rank Requirement Pages. Click HERE
Transitioning to the 2016 Changes - Click HERE
The FAQ Page about the changes in 2016 - Click HERE

The 2017 Guide to Advancement. Click HERE to get the latest version.

See the PowerPoint Presentation presented by Al Westrich at the November, 2017 Roundtable - Click HERE


For the National BSA Advancement Resource Page - Click HERE

For National Outdoor Awards - Click HERE
For an Eagle Scout Recognition Certificate from Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept. of New York Click HERE


Advancement Educational Video Presentations from the National Website - Click HERE


From the National Scouting.org website - The Advancement Newsletter

Click HERE for the September-October, 2017 Issue
Click HERE for the July-August, 2017 Issue
Click HERE for the May-June, 2017 Issue
Click HERE for the March-April, 2017 Issue
Click HERE for the January-February, 2017 Issue




Eagle Scout Forms & Guides that you'll need -

Eagle Scout FUNDRAISING APPLICATION - Please READ THIS! - Click HERE
Eagle Scout GUIDANCE INFORMATION - a MUST READ - Click HERE
Eagle Rank APPLICATION    -    Click HERE  Current for 2017 !
Eagle Scout PROJECT WORKBOOK     -    Click HERE - Current - Note: Do not attempt to open this workbook in a browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) or in programs such as Nuance PDF Converter. The workbook was created in Adobe LiveCycle, which must be saved to your computer and opened with Adobe Reader 9 or later. This enables the user to take advantage of the enhancements of expandable text boxes and importing images.
Once the dialog box appears, click on “Save target [or link] as . . .”
Another dialog box will appear for you to name your “save as” file and to choose where you would like to save it.
Once you have saved the workbook to your computer, open Adobe Reader, From within Adobe Reader, click on "File," click on "Open," enter the saved file name, and then enter or click "Open."

The Council does issue Certificates of Insurance for Eagle projects, if requested. They will put the same clause on those certificates that they do for every other Scouting event that isn’t a recruitment: Only registered Scouters that work on Eagle projects are covered by BSA insurance. Family and friends that are not registered with the BSA are not covered in case of an accident. For further information or questions, please contact our District Executive, Bobby Rabbitt.

EAGLE PALM CHANGES- as of August 1, 2017
When a Scout passes his Eagle Scout Board, he will (pending National approval) earn the rank of Eagle Scout and the corresponding palms for Merit Badges earned above the required 21 for the Eagle Rank. They would still only wear the palm(s) corresponding to the number of badges earned. Palms cannot be considered earned until Credentials are issued, but will use the date of the Eagle Board as their date earned. That date also starts the clock for the earning of additional Palms
21-25 MB- none
26-30 MB -1 Bronze
31-35 MB - 1 Bronze, 1 Gold (only the Gold is worn)
36-40 MB- 1 Bronze, 1 Gold, 1 Silver (only the Silver is worn)
41-45 MB- 2 Bronze, 1 Gold, 1 Silver (only the Silver and one Bronze are worn)


Other Eagle Questions and Issues Addressed - Click HERE
Age Guidelines for Tool Use and Work at Elevations or Excavations - Click HERE

Download the latest "Eagle Scout Letter of Recommendation" Form which Eagle Candidates
can use to give to the persons listed on the Eagle Scout Application as references. CLICK HERE

The Game of Life to Eagle - Helping Scouts reach the Finish Line - from Scouting Magazine - CLICK HERE to read!

With regard to "Time Extensions"...

Time Extensions and Members with Special Needs
Over the past year or so there have been many requests for extension of time for Scouts to complete the requirements needed to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. These extensions are decided by the National Office and are rarely given. The process for this has changed quite a bit over the last few years but one thing has not- The majority of these requests are delivered to the Council Service Center very close to the Scout’s 18th birthday. This presents a problem in itself. The Council Advancement Committee must take each request and empanel a subcommittee to review the application and supporting documentation, seek out and receive any other relevant information that may aid the Scout’s request and then create a Council position paper on the request which is then forwarded to the National Office for review. Local Councils do not grant or deny these requests, they review them and send them on with a positive, negative or neutral supporting document. All of this is done by volunteers supported by the professional staff and it takes time. There have been many instances where volunteers have had to change their plans drastically and professional staff have given up their time off because a Youth is very close to their 18th birthday and there was no time to spare. Please try to be considerate of the Volunteer and Professional Staff as they are here to serve you.
There is also a process (link provided below) for the registration past the normal age of registration for Members with Special Needs; Scouts with permanent and severe disabilities such as those described in section 10, "Advancement for Members With Special Needs," have the opportunity to be registered beyond the age of eligibility. (See "Registering Qualified Members Beyond Age of Eligibility," 10.1.0.0. ) Members so registered do not need to request an extension. This classification is handled by the Council and is subject to review/change by the National Office.
About time extensions- From the Guide to Advancement 2013 found at :
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf Pdf version and
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/guidetoadvancement.aspx Web version:




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