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 Reports are Needed

Advancement Reports are needed for puchasing Ranks and Merit Badges.

Advancement Reports are made by using Scoutbook or Internet Advancement 2.0 programs. Each Troop should have one person identified to enter the advancement online.


Troops Outside the Anchorage-MatSu Area

Troops who are not located in the Anchorage - Mat Su area may email their order, along with an Advancement Report from Scoutbook or Internet Advancement 2.0, if needed, to the Scout Store Manager and the Scout Shop will mail your advancement / 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. This program is FREE to all Scouts and Scouting Units.  Scoutbook will link to the Council/National database.



Eagle items may not be purchased unitl the Eagle certificate has arrived from National.  Scouts, Parents, or the Units may purchase items when the certificate is picked up.  Court of Honors should NOT be scheuled until after the certificate arrives.  For more information concerning Eagles please go to the council webpage Life to Eagle.