Advancement is an integral part of a quality program, helping young people make commitments to achieve higher goals while building character in the process.
June 11, 2019 – Internet Advancement 2.0 is Here!
The new tool to quickly input advancement data, Internet Advancement 2.0 (previously known as Scoutbook Lite), is now live. This free solution replaces the previous Internet Advancement platform, which was retired on June 10, 2019 (for all programs except Exploring). Internet Advancement 2.0 will feature a clean, new user interface and will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop, tablet or smartphone. It will offer optimized functions for everything found in the current Internet Advancement platform and can be accessed by Unit Key 3 users, Unit Key 3 delegate users and Unit Advancement Chairs. These users will access Internet Advancement 2.0 via one of the following locations using their my.Scouting.org login at any of these portals:
After initial release, the BSA IT team will continue to add additional features on a regular basis. Updates and new features will be communicated with the field as they are delivered.
Visit http://help.scoutbook.com for answers to commonly asked questions
The Advancement System of the Boy Scouts of America is intended to be an EDUCATIONAL PROCESS that will help a youth better understand and be prepared for numerous life circumstances such as religious commitment, civic responsibilities, leadership, career development, social skills, values, personal ethics, etc. The requirements become more detailed and sophisticated as the youth matures. This is the same experience a young person has as he goes through the educational system in school.
There are strict guidelines that BSA has set forth that need to be followed. In normal circumstances, a boy should do what is required, no more, no less. If the topic piques the boy interest, he will on his own do more than what is required.
As adults, it is our obligation not to shortchange a youth’s education or development of skills by allowing shoddy or incomplete work. Please allow a boy to LEARN by requesting that he fulfill all requirements. “All requirements” includes the very important show Scout Spirit which means the boy is living the Scout Oath and Law in his every day life!!