Advancement and Training News

The January/February 2018 Advancement News is Now Available! 

The following articles are included in this issue:

  • Opportunities for Advancement Administrators: Florida Sea Base Advancement Opportunity Here Now; Philmont Training Center Is a Great Family Vacation Destination 
  • From the Guide to Advancement: Compiling and Using JTE Data to Enhance the Council’s Advancement Program 
  • On Increasing Advancement: Scoutbook Lite to Replace Internet Advancement in Second Quarter of 2018; A Wonderful Ending Requires a Great Beginning 
  • The Cub Scout Angle: Transition Time is Now 
  • The Boy Scout Angle: 2018 Boy Scout Requirement Book on the Horizon 
  • Merit Badges: Fulfilling More Than One Requirement With a Single Activity; Miscellaneous Helpful Merit Badge Tidbits 
  • Eagle Issues: Board of Review Errors Do Not Prevent Future Advancement 
  • Venturing: Sample Venturing Summit Award Service Project 
  • A Peek Ahead: What Is planned for March-April 
  • Sea Scouts: Reviewing The Procedure for Sea Scout Advancement 
  • From the Archives: The Cub Scout Angle: The Pace of Advancement (May 2012)
  • Helpful Links

Click here to read the January/February 2018 Advancement News

After hearing from volunteers, BSA to allow current Eagle Scouts to receive Eagle Palms 

All current Boy Scouts — even those who completed their Eagle Scout board of review before Aug. 1, 2017 — are now entitled to receive Eagle Palms for merit badges earned before their Eagle board of review.

Previously, only those Scouts with an Eagle board of review date on or after Aug. 1, 2017, were eligible for these Eagle Palms. Now all current Eagle Scouts can receive Palms for additional merit badges earned before their board.

This is a revision to the change announced on this blog on July 10, 2017. The move comes in response to passionate feedback from volunteers and was approved by the BSA’s National Executive Board.

Here’s what changed and why. 

Read More here.