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Getting the most from internet advancement
Getting the Most FromInternet Advancement

National Advancement Committee

Webinars and Education Task Force

Expiration Date

This presentation is not to be used after May 31, 2014. Obtain an updated version at

Why report advancement
Why Report Advancement?

One of Eight Methods of Scouting

  • Ideals

  • Patrol Method

  • Outdoor Programs

  • Advancement

  • Adult Association

  • Personal Growth

  • Leadership Development

  • Uniform

Why report advancement1
Why Report Advancement?

Part of Scouting's Journey to Excellence

Suggested reporting frequency
Suggested Reporting Frequency

  • Monthly, but at least quarterly

  • After every board of review

  • Before the end of the current charter year

  • Before Journey to Excellence reporting

  • More often for larger units

Why internet advancement
Why Internet Advancement?

BSA recommendation on reporting advancement

…from the Guide to Advancement, topic3.0.0.3

Advantages of internet advancement
Advantages ofInternet Advancement

  • Reducesor eliminates Scouts’ record gaps

  • Records ranks, badges, and awards

  • Can be done at your convenience

  • Will accept records from PackMaster™, TroopMaster™, and ScoutSoft™ for ranks and some badges and awards

Additional advantages
Additional Advantages

  • Enforces most BSA advancement rules

  • Eliminates illegible handwriting

  • Allows advancement date corrections

  • Provides simple and intuitive interface

  • Offers useful reports

Available reports
Available Reports

  • Review Unit Roster

  • Unit Advancement Summary

  • Member Summary

  • Review Advancement Report

  • View Previous Advancement Reports

  • Print Membership Cards

  • Unit Order Form

What internet advancement won t do
What Internet Advancement Won't Do

  • Ensure a quality unit advancement program

  • Record nonadvancement data such as meeting or activity attendance,or positions of responsibility

  • Record Eagle rank information

  • Record lifesaving and meritorious awards

  • Record religious awards or awards from outside organizations

Supported operating systems
Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows

    Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 8

  • Apple

    OS X (Mac running a virtual version of Windows and IE)

Browser requirements
Browser Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 are OK “as is”

  • Internet Explorer 9 and 10 work using “compatibility mode” and setting “*” as a trusted site

  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari are not supported

  • For all browsers, Java scripting must be enabled

  • For all browsers, pop-up blockers must be disabled

Accessing internet advancement
Accessing Internet Advancement

  • Log onto MyScouting using your BSA account, then click on “Internet Advancement.”

  • Direct web address:

Where to get help
Where to Get Help

  • Help and FAQ links

  • Your council registrar or other designated staff

  • District and council advancement committees

  • National Support Center

    [email protected]


Final thoughts
Final Thoughts

  • Cub Scout belt loops and pins

  • Board of review signatures

  • Scout transfers

  • Dual registration


Thank you for attending!