The January – February 2019 Advancement News is Now Available!

The following articles are included in this issue:


  • Opportunities for Advancement Administrators: Opportunities Abound to Become a Trained Leader; Advancement Education Materials Updates Available Soon
  • On Increasing Advancement: Using Advancement in Your Scouting Program; New Member Coordinator Supports Advancement
  • Cub Scouts BSA: Lions are Up and Running.
  • Scouts BSA: February 1st is Here-District Support for New Units
  • Merit Badges: Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Update
  • Eagle, Summit, Quartermaster Highlights: Eagle Scout Project Proposal Approval: What Is Expected?
  • Special Needs Interests: Special Needs Specialist Can Make for a Great Resource
  • Venturing BSA: Reflecting on 20 Years of Venturing
  • A Peek Ahead: Topics Planned for March-April 2019
  • Worth Repeating: Initiating Discussions on Best Practices
  • Philmont Training Center 2019
  • Helpful Links

Click here to read the January – February 2019 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.