The methods of Scouting are the ways that Scouting’s aims of developing character, citizenship, and fitness in youth are achieved. One of the methods is “advancement”.

Advancement provides a way for Scouts to be recognized for their achievements and personal growth. As they advance they develop leadership skills and acquire knowledge. They have the opportunity to exercise the Scout Oath and Law in their lives.

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Guide to Advancement

For detailed information on how to administer Advancement in Cub Scouting, Scouts, BSA, and Venturing consult the Guide to Advancement.


Guide to Awards and Insignia

For detailed information how to wear adwards earned counsult the Guide to Awards and Insignia.


Scoutbook - used to enter Advancement.  FREE for Scouts and Scouting Units!  It is highly recommended to use Scoutbook vice any other advancment program.  Scoutbook user guides are available at:

Internet Advancment 2.0 - replaced Internet Advancement for Traditional Units.  Also used to enter Service Hours, Hiking and Camping.

Internet Advancment - only available for use by Explorer Posts.