Advancement & Recognition

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If your Scout requires an extension for their Eagle Scout service project due to the current situation, please refer to the Guide to Advancement Topic 9.0.4.0 and 9.0.4.1 for the procedure for requesting the extension. After drafting the request, submit the request to your district advancement committee chair. Contact information for them is at: Council Advancement and Recognition Committee Contacts. Do NOT submit the request directly to the National Advancement Program Task Force.

Please read the statement from the council advancement chair on the local procedure for requesting an extension beyond age 18.

The Council Training Committee has set up a page on how to track advancement via Scoutbook. Click  here to see tutorials on becoming familiar with and using Scoutbook to track advancement.

Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank and is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back for more. It works best when it is built into a unit’s program so that simply participating leads to meaningful achievement and recognition—and to a continually improving readiness for more complex experiences.

A full description of the advancement method and its principles is available on the national Scouting advancement web page.

What is available to Scouts, Leaders, and Parents?

Advancement Resources

The following resources provide additional information about advancement. Links are provided to materials that are available online. Information specifically relevant at the unit, district, and specialized levels may be found within the sidebars.

Resources from the National Advancement Program Task Force

Resources from the Ventura County Council Advancement Committee

Eagle Scout Rank Resources

What’s New in Advancement & Recognition?

4/8/2020
  • Added link to training web page in using Scoutbook to track advancement and other features.
4/3/2020
3/21/2020
  • Uploaded and added a link to a statement from the VCC Council Advancement Chair
3/20/2020
3/10/2020
2/28/2020
1/28/2019
11/5/2018