Advancement in each Scouting program is designed to be age-appropriate for the youth eligible to participate in it. Ranks form the foundation for the experiences; they are established and authorized by the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and described in the various member handbooks. The advancement program is administered by a combination of adult and youth leaders, with young people taking more responsibility as the members progress. The role of parents also differs with member age and ability, but parents are encouraged to be engaged at all levels.
What is Internet Advancement?
Internet Advancement allows you to enter youth advancements, awards, and merit badges, as well as perform the following actions:
Select members from your existing roster
Review, update, or add ranks, merit badges, and/or awards
Access an online Review Unit Roster feature and the Unit Advancement Summary
Print an Advancement Report with a Unit Awards Summary to assist in purchasing
Access the Tools
Before beginning Internet Advancement, collect all member information, including advancement records, award records, and merit badge applications with the appropriate signatures.
Information on registration, loading information, updating data and preparing reports.
What is Recharter?
The Boy Scouts of America operates traditional Scouting by chartering local organizations, such as churches, clubs, civic associations, or educational organization, to implement the Scouting program for youth within their communities. Once a year these organizations must “recharter” their unit in order to continue offering the Scouting program. This process is usually done online, and involves a unit updating its roster and renewing each of its members’ registrations.
What is Internet Rechartering?
Internet Rechartering is the easiest way to complete your unit’s recharter. The Internet Rechartering tool puts the entire recharter process at your fingertips, and allows you to complete the entire process by:
Selecting members from your existing charter roster
Promoting members from another unit
Adding new members
Updating member information
Printing a summary of costs associated with the new charter
Access the Tools:
The Internet Rechartering tutorial is a step-by-step explanation of how to use the Internet Rechartering system. It includes screen captures and examples. We recommend that users take the tutorial before using Internet Rechartering.
Before beginning Internet Rechartering, collect all member information, including new member forms with the appropriate signatures.