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.
Unit Advancement Resources:
Corona Virus / COVID-19: Advancement Guidance (in COVID-19 FAQ)
Unit Advancement Training Presentation (30 min) - includes updates from 2021 Guide to Advancement
BSA Guide to Advancement 2021 (downloadable PDF)
Special Needs and Disabilities Resources (National)
Unit Advancement Records Retention Recommendations
Scoutbook is the BSA web portal that makes tracking advancement easier and faster. Scoutbook is a Scout's advancement record directly connected to the BSA National advancement database. This means more time for leaders and Scouts to enjoy those life-changing experiences they can only get from 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.
Log onto IA2 via: my.scouting.org = Menu > BSA Web Links
Purchasing Advancement Awards
Reports from Scoutbook or IA2 are required to purchase advancement-related awards.
In accordance with National Council recommendations, Glacier's Edge Council Scout Shop does not accept hand written advancement reports or advancement reports generated by 3rd party software.
Cub Scout Advancement Resources
Scouts BSA Advancement Resources:
Eagle Scout Resources:
Eagle Application / References / Board of Review
Application Checklist & Responsibilities Matrix for Applicant, Unit Leader and Unit Committee Chair
Eagle Court of Honor
Council Implementation Process for Eagle Extensions - January 2021
18.104.22.168 Request for Extension of Time Form No. 512-077 (National)
22.214.171.124 Appeal of Extension Request Denial Form No. 512-077a (Nataional)
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]
Citizenship in Socitey Merit Badge Counselor Application Checklist (attach to MBC Application)
Council Policy on Merit Badges that require Special Certifications - includes Citizenship in Society
Merit Badge Clinics:
Venturing Advancement Resources
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]
Glenn and Melinda Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award (ESSPY) - Applications due annually by Jan 21
Council Advancement Committee:
The Advancement Committee meets the 4th Wednesday in January-May and August-October.
Items for consideration should be submitted to the Council Office or the e-mail below by close of business on the Friday before the meeting.
Council & District Advancement Data -
Indian Trails: Todd Praneis Data Analytics: Christian Bayens
Mohawk: Paul Hutson Eagle Representatives: Bob Qauckenboss
Wisconsin River: Darcy Berlin Scoutbook Champion: Volunteer needed
Yahara: Leo Cross STEM/NOVA Awards: Volunteer needed
Glacier's Edge Council: Ed Elder Religious Emblems: Volunteer needed
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