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Crossroads of America Council's policy for the purchase of ranks and badges in compliance with National Policy:
Boy Scouts of America advancement procedures require the purchase of badges of rank, merit badges and Eagle Palms can occur only if an Advancement Report has been filled out and submitted to the local council. The Crossroads of America Councils’ Scout Shops can not sell or distribute badges of rank, merit badges or Eagle Palms unless an Advancement Report has been properly filled out and submitted to the council. To do otherwise will jeopardize individual youth members’ record of achievement.

This policy went into effect January 1, 2011.

The following advancement reports are acceptable. Regardless of what type you use, three copies of the completed form must be submitted.

1. Paper copies available from Scout Shops or online HERE
2. Printed copies of Unit Management Software Advancement Reports
3. Printed copies of Internet Advancement Reports

The Council Advancement Committee appreciates your patience and understanding as we work to ensure that official advancement records are complete and up-to-date.