Internet Advancement must be used by units that do not use Scoutbook for reporting Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Sea Scout ranks; Venturing advancement awards; Cub Scout and Webelos Adventures; merit badges; and various other awards available in all BSA programs.
The BSA requires units to report this information to the NCAC. When Internet Advancement is used properly, it alleviates issues in documenting progress as Scouts submit Eagle applications or transfer from one unit to another within a council. Consistent and constant reporting also assures accurate records for use by commissioners, other district and council volunteers, and the National Council.
Here's How It Works
The unit assigns a member of the committee, known as the “Unit Advancement Chair”, to record advancements. A member of the unit’s Key3 (unit leader, committee chair, or charter organization representative) then accesses the Organization Security Manager in my.Scouting and assigns them the Functional Position of Unit Advancement Chair.
Units will also be able to print reports without needing to contact the DE or NCAC Registrar. These reports include:
- Unit Roster showing active youth and adult leaders
- Unit Advancement Summary shows ranks, merit badges, and awards saved in each person record for current members of the unit.
- Advancement Report lists each youth member that has new ranks, merit badges, and awards. This is the official Unit Advancement Report to be signed and submitted to either Scout Shop or Marriott Scout Service Center.
- Unit Awards Summary lists the number of new ranks, merit badges, and awards by name as a shopping list.
- Advancement Update Summary lists any ranks, merit badges, and awards that were already in the member record and were updated online.
- Generate an Eagle Scout Rank Application for any Life Scout with all of the merit badges and boards of review dates filled in.
If you have any questions or comments, contact your District Advancement Chair.