Purchasing Scouts BSA Awards and Ranks
All Scouts BSA advancement items are purchased from the Great Alaska Council Scout Shop in Anchorage, Alaska.
When Advancement Forms/Reports are Needed
Advancement Forms are needs for puchasing Ranks and Merit Badges.
Advancement Forms are made by using Internet Advancement program that can be found on the My.Scouting.org website. Each Troop should have one person identified to enter the advancement online. A Unit ID is required to set up an Internet Advancement Account; Unit ID numbers may be obtained by calling the Anchorage Scout Office (907) 337-9547.
Troops Outside the Anchorage-MatSu Area
Troops who are not located in the Anchorage - Mat Su area may email their order, along with an Internet Advancement Form if needed, to the Scout Store Manager and the Scout Shop will mail your awards to you. Shipping charges will apply. Please call the Scout Shop to confirm they recieved your email and make arrangements for payment.
Scout Shop Accounts
Some Troops have chosen to deposit money in the Anchorage Scout Shop to be used to cover future store purchases or registration fees. Call the Scout Shop Manager if you have any questions.
There are programs to keep track of a Scouts advancement and share informtation with parents. The recommended one is ScoutBook at Scoutbook.com. ScoutBook does not sync to Internet Advancement at this time, but they are working on it. Troops who use ScoutBook to track advancement will still need to use Internet Advancement to record their rank advancements for purchase at the Scout Shop.