Advancement Educational Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations—for group instruction or individual review

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Cub Scout Advancement: Delivering Adventure

This presentation provides new and prospective pack advancement coordinators with the basic knowledge and skills needed to get started, and can serve as a refresher to others. Participants will learn about the Cub Scouting advancement process, related BSA national policies and procedures, and gain a better understanding of how to improve the quality and rate of advancement. The updated Cub Scout program effective June 1, 2015, is also covered. The session takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the experience of those attending. Download PowerPoint Presentation

Adelantos de Cub Scout: Haciendo la Aventura Una Realidad

Esta presentación en PowerPoint con notas del instructor ofrece a nuevos y potenciales lideres de Cub Scout y miembros del comité del pack con los conocimientos básicos y las habilidades necesarias para empezar. Los participantes aprenderán sobre el proceso del adelanto Cub Scouting, su rol único en él, y los procedimientos y políticas nacionales relacionadas de los Boy Scouts of America. El intento es ser una presentación dirigida por un instructor para voluntarios de cualquier nivel de experiencia y tarda de 60 a 90 minutos para completar. Para ver la Presentación PowerPoint, Para ver las Notas del Instructor

The Eagle Scout Service Project Coach

This PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes is designed for Eagle Scout service project coaches who have been designated by councils or districts to provide guidance to Scouts whose service project proposals have been approved. It delivers the basic knowledge and skills needed to get started. It can also serve as a refresher for veterans. It is intended as an instructor-led presentation to project coaches of any experience level and takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Download PowerPoint Presentation

Entrenador del Proyecto de Servicio para Eagle Scouts (The Eagle Scout Service Project Coach)

Esta presentación en PowerPoint con notas del instructor esta designada para entrenadores de proyectos de servicio para Eagle Scouts que han sido asignados por los concilios o distritos para orientar a los Scouts cuyos propuestas de proyectos de servicio han sido aprobados. Proporciona los conocimientos básicos y habilidades necesarios para empezar. También puede servir como un recordatorio para los veteranos. El intento es ser una presentación dirigida por un instructor para entrenadores de proyectos de cualquier nivel de experencia y tarda de 60 a 90 minutos para completer. Para ver la Presentación PowerPoint, Para ver las Notas del Instructor

Essentials in Serving Scouts With Disabilities

This presentation provides leaders and parents with the basic knowledge and skills needed to work with Scouts who have disabilities. Depending on the user’s experience level, this session should take less than 60 minutes to complete. Download PowerPoint Presentation, Download Presenter’s Notes

The Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling

This PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes covers the required procedures for merit badge counseling, clarifies the role of counselors in the BSA advancement program, and discusses the appropriate approaches to use in working with Scouts. It is intended as an instructor-led presentation to counselors of any experience level and takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Download PowerPoint Presentation, Download Presenter's Notes

Esenciales para los Consejeros de Insignias de Mérito (The Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling)

Esta presentación en PowerPoint con notas del instructor cubre los procedimientos necesarios para la consejería Insignia de Mérito, clarifica el rol de los consejeros en el programa de avance de los Boy Scouts of America, y habla de los enfoques apropiados para trabajar con los Scouts. El intento es ser una presentación dirigida por un instructor para consejeros de cualquier nivel de experiencia y tarda de 60 a 90 minutos para completar.
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Effective Troop Advancement

This presentation provides new and prospective troop advancement coordinators and troop advancement committee members with the basic knowledge and skills needed to get started. It can also serve as a refresher to veterans. Participants will learn about the advancement process, their unique role in it, and the related BSA national policies and procedures. The session is intended to be instructor-led and lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes depending on the experience level of those attending. Download PowerPoint Presentation

Adelanto Efectivo En La Tropa (Effective Troop Advancement)

Esta presentación en PowerPoint con notas del instructor ofrece a nuevos y potenciales coordinadores y miembros del comité del adelanto de la tropa con los conocimientos básicos y las habilidades necesarias para empezar. También puede servir como un repaso para los veteranos. Los participantes aprenderán sobre el proceso del adelanto, su rol único en él, y los procedimientos y políticas nacionales relacionadas de los Boy Scouts of America. El intento es ser una presentación dirigida por un instructor para voluntarios de cualquier nivel de experiencia y tarda de 60 a 90 minutos para completar.
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Getting the Most From Internet Advancement

"Getting the Most From Internet Advancement" is a PowerPoint slide show with speaker notes and a FAQ sheet produced by volunteers for volunteers. Designed to be a 60- to 90-minute instructor-led presentation, it guides participants through methods to make effective use of the Internet Advancement software. Councils may add slides providing local particulars and contact information. Download PowerPoint Presentation, Download Presenter's Notes PDF, Download FAQ PDF

Including Scouts With Disabilities

This PowerPoint presentation with speaker's notes provides leaders and parents with the basic knowledge needed to implement the advancement plan with Scouts who have disabilities. Topics include: documenting a disability, registration beyond the age of eligibility, alternative advancement requirements, the individual Scout achievement plan, scenarios in working with Scouts who have special needs, and resources available at www.scouting.org.
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Incluyendo Scouts con Discapacidades

Esta presentación en PowerPoint con notas del instructor ofrece a nuevos y potenciales lideres de Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, y Venturing con los conocimientos básicos y las habilidades necesarias para incluir y servir Scouts con discapacidades. Los participantes aprenderán sobre el proceso del adelanto, y los procedimientos y políticas nacionales relacionadas de los Boy Scouts of America. El intento es ser una presentación dirigida por un instructor para voluntarios de cualquier nivel de experiencia y tarda de 60 a 90 minutos para completar.
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Videocasts

Guide to Advancement and Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Overview

Converted from PowerPoint presentations to video format with voice-over, these presentations provide further insight into the two most critical publications produced by the BSA national Advancement Team. The files may be opened and viewed on your computer or downloaded for later viewing or for presentation at a roundtable, university of Scouting, or other gathering. The intent is to provide a better understanding of how BSA advancement policies and procedures should be interpreted and implemented.

Please note that the previously posted presentations, "The Eagle Scout Service Project," and "The Merit Badge Program," are undergoing revision and are not currently available.

  1. Introduction to the Guide to Advancement (10 min.) Download, View Now
  2. Judgment Calls (24 min.) covering the "active," position of responsibility, and Scout spirit requirements, and also "reasonable expectations." Download, View Now
  3. Boards of Review (15 min.) Download, View Now
  4. Boards of Review Under Disputed Circumstances (6 min.) Download, View Now
  5. Boards of Review Appeals (4 min.) Download, View Now
  6. The Eagle Scout Application Process (8 min.) Download, View Now
  7. Eagle Scout Boards of Review (4 min.) Download, View Now

Videos

Why Advancement?

In this series of videos, individuals give testimony about the quality of their Scouting experience and how advancement was important in their personal growth. The clips were filmed during the National Advancement Committee's 2014 conference, “Increasing Advancement by Delivering Excellence,” at the Philmont Training Center and feature the following:

Guardian of the Gate

View National Advancement Advisory Panel member Darnall Daley reading his article, “Guardian of the Gate.” The piece has appeared in Advancement News and is considered by the National Advancement Team to be the most accurate accounting of the proper approach to advancement. Click here to view the video.

On Increasing Advancement

On Increasing Advancement, as presented by the National Advancement Committee at the BSA National Annual Meeting, May 2013, Grapevine, TX.