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Merit Badges

Internet Advancement

Process ranks and awards for packs, troops, teams, crews, ships and posts. Units can now submit advancement for youth members online. Use Internet Advancement for the following:

1. Add ranks, merit badges and awards
2. Update information on existing advancements (excluding the rank of Eagle Scout)

To use Internet Advancement:

  • Select the unit advancement processor. This person must have an internet connection and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Obtain a unit ID code from the council.
  • Gather information for advancement, including merit badge applications and advancement records with dates.
  • Click "Internet Advancement" above. Follow the guided instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print an advancement report for your records.
  • Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit it to the council. Save a copy for your files.

Units should submit advancements monthly before the end of each month, or more often if needed. In December, reports must be submited before the end of the month to update unit and council statistics.

At this point in time, no further trainings are scheduled to orient units on how to use Internet Advancement. Units desiring assistance should review the Internet Advancement Training Guide.pdf or contact your local council service center. An Instructor's Guide.pdf is also available. Please use this outline when training units in your district how to use the site.