Advancement and Training 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.

The November-December 2017 Advancement News is Now Available! 

The following articles are included in this issue:

  • Opportunities for Advancement Administrators: Florida Sea Base WILL Host Advancement Conference in January; Philmont Training Center date announce; New Tool: Today's Advancement
  • From the Guide to Advancement: Spirit of the Eagle Award: Council Approval Now
  • On Increasing Advancement: "Plan on a Page" Worksheet: Just what Every Scout Needs
  • The Cub Scout Angle: Requirement Updates: "The More Things Change, the More They Stay The Same" Isn't necessarily True
  • The Boy Scout Angle: Scoutmaster Conferences: What's the Requirement, and What Isn't?
  • Merit Badges. "Partial" Blue Cards: the Clock Strikes Midnight at 18
  • Eagle Issues: Eagle Projects: Jumping the Gun - It Happens; Revised Eagle Palm Requirements: Effective August 1, 2017
  • Venturing: Venturing Summit Award Challenges: Tips form the Summit
  • From the Archives: Special Necessities: Serving ADHD Youth - Scouting Provides Structure and Focus
  • A Peek Ahead: What is Planned for January-February 2018
  • Helpful Links