Advancement

Below you will find some links to resources that our council has made available to scouts & leadsers.  We are currently working hard to make this section better, however, if you can not find what you are looking for here please either call or Scout Service and Training Center (570) 207-1227, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Eagle Scout Advancement Tools

Resources that our council has made available for Life Scouts on their "Trail to Eagle" are available at the link below.

 

Read more: The Trail to Eagle Scout

Internet advancement is the process that Scouting units use to record and track advancement ranks and awards for their youth. This process can be done from any Internet-connected computer at any time.

Read more: Internet Advancement

Eagle Scouts, start your mouses.

The window for 2015 National Eagle Scout Association scholarships is now open. You have nearly three months to submit your application; the deadline is Dec. 31, 2014. Winners will be contacted by July 15, 2015.

Last year, NESA awarded more than $650,000 in scholarships to deserving Eagle Scouts.

NESA offers two types of scholarships: academic and merit.

Read more: NESA Eagle Scholarships

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Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has had fully participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. James E. West, the first Chief Scout Executive, was a person with a disability. Although most of the BSA's efforts have been directed at keeping such boys in the mainstream of Scouting, it has also recognized the special needs of those with significant disabilities. To find out more about advancement for Scouts with Special Needs, click on the "Read more" link, below.

Read more: Advancement for Special Needs Scouts


Science
Technology
Engineering and
Math

 

To engage our youth members in STEM, the Boy Scouts of America has created exciting new program initiatives that emphasize STEM in the context of the current advancement programs.

Read more: STEM/Nova

Sustainability merit badge was introduced at the 2013 National Jamboree in July, and is now an alternative to Environmental Science as an Eagle-Required Merit Badge.

As of January 1, 2014, Cooking will become a required Merit Badge, bringing the total number of Eagle-Required Merit Badges to 13.

Read more: Eagle-Required Merit Badge Changes

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program.

Information on how to become a merit badge counselor is available by clicking on the link below

Read more: Information for Merit Badge Counselors

Click on the link below for more information on Cub Scout Advancement and for links to frequently used Cub Scout forms.

 

Read more: Cub Scout Advancement

For information on 

Boy Scout Advancement

CLICK HERE

 
 

For information on 

Venturing Advancement

CLICK HERE

 

For information on the
National Eagle Scout Association (NESA)

 

 
The religious award program for the BSA is administered
by  P.R.A.Y. (Program of Religious Activates for Youth).
 
For more information
on this program