Advancement is one of the key components in a Scout’s path forward to become an Eagle Scout, as well as life in general. The most current information about advancement in each program is available at the BSA National website (links below). If you are a unit leader looking to provide advancement reports, please follow this link for more information on the Internet Advancement process.

Cub Scout Advancement Modifications

The National Council of the BSA, in response to feedback from changes in the Cub Scout Advancement program after a year of implementation have made a series of changes to the Cub Scout advancement program. In summary, more flexibility has been built into the program, allowing adult leaders and parents/guardians the ability to more readily complete requirements during the program year. For a complete listing of these revisions, please view these Cub Scout Advancement Modifications.

Boy Scout Advancement

As a reminder, rank requirement revisions went into affect as of Jan. 1, 2016 involving the advancement of Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts. as of January 1, 2017, all Scouts MUST be using the new requirements.  Scouts will not be eligible for advancement if they complete a rank with the old requirement.


General Advancement Information

Cub Scout Advancement Information

Boy Scout Advancement Information

Venturing Advancement Information

Sea Scout Advancement Information

Advancement Events

Because they are part of the advancement of Boy Scouts along the Eagle Trail, you will also find information about three popular Boy Scout activities: AquAcademy, Frontier Days Weekend, and Merit Badge Academy. To assist Scouts in planning their assault on the Eagle Summit, the Council hosts a Life to Eagle Workshop twice a year. This half-day workshop provides valuable information about planning and executing the required Eagle Project and gives parents insights into how to plan an Eagle Court of Honor.

Advancement Questions?

Contact your local district Advancement Chair or David Carlson, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Advancement Chair, by email.

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