Internet advancementis a toolfor units toreportyouth advancements, awards, and merit badges. Before beginning internet advancement, call the Scout Office to request your unit’s ID number, collect all member information, including advancement records, award records, and merit badge applications with the appropriate signatures. To complete internet advancement, you must be connected to a printer to print the final report.For assistance, consult the help for instructions on using internet advancement.
- Units should submit advancements online monthly, or more often if needed. At the end of the year, make sure all advancements are submitted by December 31 so accurate Journey to Excellence (JTE) advancement statistics will be accurate for your unit and district.
- The unit advancement chair must sign into My.Scouting.org using Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 9 or lower).
- Click on the Advancement” button on the My.Scouting.org home page. Follow the instructions to submit advancement records and print an advancement report
- Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit it to the Scout Shop to purchase advancements (rank badges and merit badges). The Scout Shop will submit the paperwork to the council. Save a copy for your files.
It is possible to upload your advancement files directly from some third party software programs, such as Troop/Pack Master, Scout Soft and Scout Mate. Internet Advancement is designed to have one person from each unit as the designated “processor.” This person can only be changed by resetting the login information.
If you have any questions or problems with internet advancement, please visit the BSAinternet advancement website, orcontact the national help desk at 972-580-2489.