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"The current edition of the Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouts. It replaces any previous BSA advancement manuals, including Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures, Advancement and Recognition Policies and Procedures, and previous editions of the Guide to Advancement.” GTA, Section 1


Guide to Advancement - CLICK HERE


Policies and procedures outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting apply to all BSA activities, including those related to advancement and Eagle Scout service projects.


Guide to Safe Scouting - CLICK HERE


Policy on Unauthorized Changes to Advancement Program


No council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or subtract from, advancement requirements.


"Advancement News" Newsletter and Other


Advancement News is the official e-letter of the Boy Scouts of America National Advancement Team. Advancement News is intended to support and clarify procedures found in the Guide to Advancement, announce various changes and updates in advancement, and to assist advancement committees in making decisions that can help increase the rate of advancement." Advancement News is for Council, District, and Unit advancement leadership.


Advancement News - CLICK HERE


Additional information and best practices also appear in other official BSA resources such as the national Advancement Team's Twitter feed and the advancement educational presentations released by the national Advancement Team and national Advancement Committee.


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