The July-August 2018 Advancement News is Now Available!

The following articles are included in this issue:

  • Opportunities for Advancement Administrators:Advancement Opportunities Abound
  • On Increasing Advancement:District Advancement Report Update
  • From theGuide to Advancement:Suspending Troop Operations for Summer?
  • The Cub Scout Angle:A Brief Overview of Lion Advancement
  • Merit Badges:Keeping Merit Badges Current
  • Eagle Issues:Life to Eagle, It’s Not That Hard – Really!
  • Special Necessities:Advancement Committees Need Special Needs Representation
  • From the Archives:Adult Association: More Than Just Supervision
  • A Peek Ahead:What is Planned for September – October 2018

Click here to read the July-August 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.