Advancement
National Advancement Updates

YOUR COUNCIL ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

The council advancement committee and the 6 district advancement committees are responsible for implementing and facilitating advancement and processing most special awards and recognitions.  This is done according to national procedures and local practices under the direction of the council executive board.  The council advancement committee falls under the vice president for program.  

WHO WE ARE

The council committee’s members include the chair, the chairs of the 6 district advancement committees, and several members-at-large.  These volunteers represent a breadth of experience, both in Scouting and professionally.   They cooperate with the other program function elements— outdoor programs, activities and civic service, and training—and also with the membership, finance, and unit-service functions.  The committee is supported by a council professional staff advisor.

OUR APPROACH

We follow BSA’s official source for administering advancement, the Guide to Advancement. (You can access the current BSA website or download the 2013 edition as pdf.) For situations not specifically covered in that document, we make decisions based on the aims and mission of the Boy Scouts of America,  the Scout Oath and Scout Law, and common sense.   Advancement is nothing more and nothing less than a method.  It is a means toward accomplishing the Boy Scouts of America mission; not an end in itself.

INFORMATION and RESOURCES

For information regarding national procedures and local practices for advancement, opportunities for advancement training, our annual merit badge workshop and our newer belt loop bonanza, click on the links on this page.

National Advancement News

Advancement News is a newletter designed for council and district advancement chairs, advancement staff advisers, and Eagle processors.

 

 

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