General Resources

General Resources

  • Scoutbook and Internet Advancement:
    • Internet Advancement. For those not using Scoutbook to record their unit’s advancements.
    • Scoutbook. Homepage for Scoutbook website.
      • Scoutbook Forums. A good place to connect with other Scoutbook users, especially when trying to figure out solutions to problems you may be having with Scoutbook.
      • Scoutbook Archives. A good place to find guides on various features of the Scoutbook program.
  • Picking up Advancements at the Scout Shops:
    • Only advancements that have been inputted into Scoutbook or Internet Advancement 2.0 can be purchased from the Scout Shop. It is the unit’s responsibility to input this data.
    • The unit should come with a copy of their Unit Advancement Report-i.e. electronic versions through Scoutbook or Internet Advancement 2.0. Hand-written version of the BSA Official Advancement Report found at www.scouting.org/forms can be used when access to Scoutbook or Internet Advancement 2.0 is unavailable. It is the unit’s responsibility to record the advancements that are provided on the hand-written form.
      • Board of Review Signatures. Because entering rank advancement into Internet Advancement, either directly or via Scoutbook, and printing the system-generated Unit Advancement Reports typically occur sometime after boards of review are held, obtaining signatures on the report may not be practical. Therefore, after a board of review is held, it is permissible for board members to sign a completed copy of the Unit Advancement Report found at www.scouting.org/forms.This signed report may then be attached to the electronically generated report and submitted to the local council.
    • Replacement Merit Badges/Advancements
      • A person looking to purchase replace merit badges should provide either Individual Advancement Report, for Scoutbook an old PO Advancement Report with the awards on it can be provided or the completed blue cards.