Advancement News Index

Index:

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A

Title

Month/Year

A 30-Second Conversation

May 2013

A Peek Ahead: What’s Coming in April

March 2014

A Peek Ahead: What’s Planned for June/July

April-May 2014

Access advancement materials through here

August/September 2013

Access to Advancement Materials

November 2013

Access Advancement Materials Here

October 2013

Active Participation and Applying the "Third Test"

November 2011

Additional Insights from the Advancement in Camp Survey

October 2013

Addressing Positions of Responsibility

February 2012

Adopt-a-School

June/July 2012

Advancement Academy Proves Texas-Size Success in Houston

November 2013

Advancement and a Week in the Florida Keys— Jan. 16–21, 2012

October 2011

Advancement and a Week in the Florida Keys - Jan. 16-21, 2012

October 2012

Advancement Committee Mechanics:

December 2013/January 2014

Advancement in Action

November 2013

Advancement in Camp

August/September 2013

Advancement and Camp-ing Committees in Partnership

February 2014

Advancement Committee Mechanics: Advancement Statistics: Not Just Numbers

March 2014

Advancement Committee Mechanics: Congratulations to Advancement’s Top 10% Councils for 2013; Pack Advancement Coordinator Highlights

April-May 2014

Advancement Committee Position Descriptions

June/July 2012

Advancement Committee Position Descriptions (Camping Committee and Outdoor Program Liaison and Records Keeper)

August/September 2012

Advancement Committee Position Descriptions (Eagle Scout Issues Coordinator and Special Needs Scouting Specialist)

November 2012

Advancement Committee Position Descriptions; Eagle Scout Rank Credentials Now Produced at National Distribution Center

May 2012

Advancement Education

May 2012

Advancement Educational Opportunities

February 2013

Advancement Educational Presentations Coming Soon

August/September 2012

Advancement Education Tools You Can Use Today

February 2014

Advancement for the Lone Scout

August/September 2012

Advancement Issues: Appeals

February 2014

Advancement Issues and Solutions Conference

May 2013

Advancement Issues and Solutions Conference Encore

February 2014

Advancement Literature and Resources

April 2012

Advancement Team Now on Twitter

June/July 2012

Advancement Team Now on Twitter

May 2012

Advancement Tracks for Sea Scouts

January 2013

Advancement Training at the Florida Keys

November 2011

Advancement Training at Philmont

February 2012

Advancement Videocast Library Now Available Online

May 2013

After the Blue and Gold—Continuing the Journey

February 2014

After the Scout Is Tested and Recognized (Topic 4.2.1.5)

February 2014

Announcing a Change in Service Award Processing

November 2013

Announcing the Guide to Advancement 2013

May 2013

Arrow of Light, Last Stop Before Boy Scouting

April 2012

Attention Council Eagle Processors: Credentials Now Produced in Charlotte

January 2013

Avoiding Delays in Requests for Extension of Time to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

January 2013

Avoiding Issues for Eagle Scout Candidates

June/July 2012

Awards and Recognition: Wearing Eagle Palms April-May 2014

B

Title

Month/Year

Beekeeping "Buzz"

June/July 2012

Blue Card Is Nationally Recognized Merit Badge Record

November 2011

Bobcat and Bear Updates

November 2013

Bronze Award - Halfway to Expert

November 2012

Bronze Award Substitutions

April 2012

Building an Advancement Committee: A Pracitcal Guide

October 2013

C

Title

Month/Year

Camp-Earned Merit Badges

May 2013

Centennial Historic Merit Badges Are Now History

November 2012

Ceremonial Props Inspire

June/July 2013

Challenges With Advancement

August/September 2012

Chess Merit Badge Rollout, and Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force Takes Shape

October 2011

Chess Merit Badge Rollout, and Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force Takes Shape

October 2012

Cleveland Firm Creates Welding Merit Badge Video Library

May 2013

Committee Size Makes the Difference

October 2011

Committee Size Makes the Difference

October 2012

Committee Size Makes the Difference—Continued!

November 2011

Conference on Education for Advancement Administrators

August/September 2012

Conference on Education for Advancement Administrators at Sea Base

November 2012

Conference on Education for Advancement Administrators at Sea Base; Advancement Educational Presentations Updated

August/September 2013

Congratulations to Advancement’s “Top 10 Percent” Councils

November 2013

Continuing Boy Scout Advancement in a Venturing Crew

August/September 2013

Council and District Advancement Committee Organization

October 2013

Cooking Merit Badge Changes

June/July 2013

Cooking Merit Badge Required for Eagle

November 2012

Cooking Merit Badge Required for Eagle Beginning January 1, 2014

November 2013

Correction to June/July 2012 Advancement News

February 2013

The Council Advancement Committee and Merit Badges at Camp

June/July 2012

Council Advancement Committee Positions (Awards and Recognition Chair and Religious Emblems Coordinator)

January 2013

Council and District Advancement Committees

October 2011

Council Summer Camp Merit Badge Program (Part 1)

January 2013

Council Summer Camp Merit Badge Program (Part 2)

February 2013

Councils Receive Welding Merit Badge Support

June/July 2013

Cub Scout Advancement Likely Underreported

November 2011

Cub Scout Angle: Arrow of Light and Effective Webelos-to-Scout Transition

December 2013/January 2014

Cub Scout Angle: Webelos Compass Points: Why So Many? Why So Few?

March 2014

Cub Scout Angle: Pack Camping—What Are You Waiting For?; More Cub Scout Award Opportunities

April-May 2014

Cub Scout Camping Opportunities

April 2013

Current Records Prevents Future Issues

February 2012

Cyber Chip and Youth Protection

June/July 2012

D

Title

Month/Year

Don't Miss Out on Philmont Advancement Training

May 2012

E

Title

Month/Year

The Eagle Scout Challenge

February 2013

Eagle Issues: Eagle Scout Project Fundraising: The Elephant in the Room

March 2014

Eagle Issues: When to Use the New—or the old—Eagle Scout Rank Application; Grants for Eagle Scout Service Projects Available from Lowe’s; Eagle Scout Service Project Coach

December 2013/January 2014

Eagle Issues: Time Aspects in Completing the Eagle Scout Rank Application April-May 2014

Eagle Projects—Anything but “Routine”

February 2014

Eagle Project Proposal Approval: Keep it Simple, Make it Fast

August/September 2013

Eagle Scout Competition Announced

October 2013

Eagle Scout Letters of Recommendation

June/July 2013

Eagle Scout Palms Survey Coming

November 2013

Eagle Scout Project Beneficiary Brochure

November 2012

Eagle Scout Service Project Coaches

April 2012

Eagle Scout Service Project Safety

April 2013

Eagle Scout Service Projects—Individualization vs. Standardization

August/September

Emphasizing Progress to First Class

August/September 2012

Encouraging Advancement and the Journey to Excellence

August/September 2013

Earning Merit Badges at Camp

April 2013

The Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling Training

April 2013

Evaluate the Guide to Advancement

November 2011

The Evolution of Eagle Scout Service Project Approval

May 2012

F

Title

Month/Year

Fall is a Great Time for Service Projects, Advancement, and JTE

November 2013

Fall "To Do" List - Summer Housekeeping and Handbooks

August/September 2012

First Class in a Year, Star in Two

February 2012

Florida Sea Base in January 2014. Sun, Sand, and Advancement

October 2013

From the Archives: Mandated Procedures and Recommended Practices

December 2013/January 2014

From the Archives: Sources for the Recruitment of District Advancement Committee Members

March 2014

From the Archives: May 2012, Helpful Hints on Special Needs Advancement Flexibility

April-May 2014

From the Field: Eagles to the Front of the Line

February 2014

From the Field: Scout Training Pays Off

April-May 2014

From the Guide to Advancement: Fulfilling More Than One Requirement with a Single Activity;

December 2013/January 2014

From the Guide to Advancement: The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety, Adult Association: More than Just Supervision

March 2014

From the Guide to Advancement: Ends and Endings—There Is a Difference; Summer Camp Advancement Opportunities

April-May 2014

Future Advancement Educational Support

May 2012

G

Title

Month/Year

Game Design Merit Badge Released; Merit Badge Midway at Jamboree Needs You!

April 2013

Guide to Advancement and Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Revision Survey

August/September 2012

Guide to Advancement 2013 to Be Featured at Philmont

June/July 2013

Guidance for Eagle Scout Boards of Review for Scouts With Developmental Disabilities

February 2012

Guardian of the Gate

February 2012

H

Title

Month/Year

100th Anniversary of the First Eagle Scout

March 2012

Health and Safety Announces New Guidelines

May 2012

Helpful Hints on Special Needs Advancement Flexibility

May 2012

Helpful Links: Accessing Advancement Materials

March 2014

Helpful Links: Accessing Advancement Materials

April-May 2014

Hiking Merit Badge: The One-Day, 20-Mile Hike

August/September 2012

How Advancement Committees May Reach Out to Units

January 2013

I

Title

Month/Year

"I Did It Myself"

April 2013

Improved Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Released

February 2013

Improving Advancement News

January 2013

Increasing Advancement Committee Size

April 2012

Initial Evaluation of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

February 2012

Initiating Discussions on Best Practices

February 2013

Inspirational Ceremonies—Recognition and Inspiration

April 2012

Integrating Advancement Activities in the Unit

March 2012

Interpreting Requirements: A Case Study

November 2013

Introducing the Guide to Advancement

October 2011

Introducing the Guide to Advancement

October 2012

The Inverted Percentage

October 2011

The Inverted Percentage

October 2012

Involving the Community in Merit Badge Experiences

February 2013

Improvements to Merit Badges—A Continuing Process

May 2013

J

Title

Month/Year

Jamboree Merit Badge Midway Needs You!

January 2013

K

Title

Month/Year

Kayaking; Search and Rescue; National Scout Jamboree Needs YOU!

June/July 2012

Kayaking Merit Badge Release Scheduled for May

April 2012

L

Title

Month/Year

Last Call to Register for January Sea Base Conference

November 2013

Last Chance: Sea Base Conference on Education for Advancement Administrators

January 2013

Last Chance for Philmont Advancement Training

June/July 2012

M

Title

Month/Year

Maintaining Up-ToDate Merit Badge Counselor Lists

June/July 2013

Making the Case for Reporting Advancement

June/July 2012

Mandated Procedures and Recommended Practices

February 2012

Meaningful District Merit Badge Counselor List

June/July 2012

Meaningful District Merit Badge Counselor List (Part 1)

April 2012

Mechanics of Advancement Conference

May 2013

Mechanics of Advancement Conference Set for Philmont in August

February 2013

Merit Badge Counselor Resource Page Available

October 2013

Merit Badge Counselors: The Jamboree Needs You!

May 2013

Merit Badges Earned at Fairs or Midways

August/September 2013

Merit Badges—Enhancing Our Youth’s Competitive Edge: Digital Technology Merit Badge on the Way

March 2014

Merit Badges and Scouts with Special Needs

June/July 2013

Merit Badge Emphasis

June/July 2013

Merit Badges—Enhancing Our Youth's Competitive Edge: Blue Card Changes

August/September 2013

Merit Badges—Enhancing Our Youth’s Competitive Edge: Cooking Merit Badge Goes “Silver” for 2014; FAQs on Cooking Merit Badge and the Jan. 1 Deadline

December 2013/January 2014

Enhancing Our Youth’s Competitive Edge: Updated Swimming Merit Badge Pamphlet to Release in Time for Summer Camp; The Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force: At Your Service April-May 2014

Merit Badge "Blue Card" Revised

January 2013

Merit Badge Fairs and Midways

February 2014

Merit Badge Feedback Welcomed

April 2012

Merit Badge Midway at Jamboree Needs You!

February 2013

Merit Badge Pamphlets: Be Sure to Read the Notes

October 2013

Merit Badge Revisions—An Ongoing Process

February 2013

Messengers of Peace; Cyber Chip Update

August/September 2012

Minimizing Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising

May 2012

Mining in Society Merit Badge Released

February 2014

Moviemaking Merit Badge Name Change

November 2013

Multiple Advancement Credit for One Activity

November 2012

Multiple Credit for Venturers

June/July 2013

Multiple Rank Advancements and Boards of Review

August/September 2012

N

Title

Month/Year

2013 National Jamboree Offers Advancement Opportunities

June/July 2013

National Advancement Committee Presentation Video Available

August/September 2012

National Eagle Scout Association Questionnaire Now Part of ESRA

August/September 2013

New Advancement Educational Presentations Posted

April 2013

New Advancement Educational Presentations Posted

February 2013

New Advancement Issues and Solutions Conference Scheduled for Philmont Training Center

January 2013

New Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Merit Badges Now Available

May 2012

New Case Study–Based Conference for Experienced Advancement Volunteers and Professionals

February 2013

New Commissioners Award of Excellence in Unit Service Now in Effect

August/September 2013

The New Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

October 2011

The New Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

October 2012

New Educational Presentations to Be Released

January 2013

New Merit Badge Counselor Application Available Online

May 2013

New Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force Reviews 40 Merit Badge Pamphlets

February 2012

New Pamphlet Explores Methods of Improving Rate of Advancement

May 2013

New Sustainability Merit Badge a Required- for-Eagle Option

November 2012

Nova Awards and BSA Advancement

April 2013

November 2011: Active Participation and Applying the "Third Test"

April 2013

O

Title

Month/Year

On Increasing Advancement: Roundtables

December 2013/January 2014

"On Increasing Advancement" Publication Released

January 2013

One Oath and Law for All Programs

November 2012

Opportunities for Advancement Administrators:

December 2013/January 2014

Opportunities for Advancement Administrators:

March 2014

Opportunities for Advancement Administrators: Philmont Training Center Conferences: Fun With a Purpose!

April-May 2014

Options Added to Scouting Heritage and Sustainability

October 2013

Orienting New Boy Scout Parents

April 2013

P

Title

Month/Year

The Pace of Advancement

May 2012

The Pack Committee, Advancement, and the Journey to Excellence

May 2013

The Pack Committee Role in Advancement

November 2012

The Patrol Method Applied to Organizing an Advancement Committee

April 2013

Philmont Mechanics of Advancement Conference Set for August

April 2013

Philmont Training Center—Discovering the Keys to Excellence

February 2014

Presenting Advancement Recognition

February 2013

A Preview of Coming Attractions in Advancement News

April 2012

Promoting Venturing Advancement

August/September 2012

Proposal Approval Process Allows Quick-Response Eagle Projects

February 2013

R

Title

Month/Year

Recruitment Toolbox—The First Step to Advancement

February 2014

Registering Scouts With Special Needs

February 2013

Report from the Sea Base and the CEAA

April 2013

Reporting Merit Badge Counseling Concerns

October 2013

Resources for New Merit Badges

August/September 2012

Reviewing the Eagle Scout Board of Review

June/July 2012

Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Update

May 2012

Robotics Merit Badge Support

June/July 2013

S

Title

Month/Year

A Sampler of Gold and Silver Award Review Questions

November 2013

The Scout Law and Cybersafety/Cyberbullying

January 2013

Scouts and the Unregistered Merit Badge Counselor

November 2013

Scouting Through Soccer Planning Guide Updated

October 2013

A Scout's View of a Denied Eagle Rank

May 2013

Scoutmaster Conference Myths; Active Scout Spirit

March 2012

Scoutmaster Conference Myths, March 2012

November 2013

Scoutmaster Conference Myths Reprised

May 2013

Sea Base Course to Unveil New Advancement Training

June/July 2012

Sea Scout Procedures Covered in Guide to Advancement

October 2011

Sea Scout Procedures Covered in Guide to Advancement

October 2012

Search and Rescue

August/September 2012

Service Projects - at the Core of Scouting

August/September 2012

Silver Beaver Processing Change Announced

November 2011

Six Eagle-required Merit Badge Pamphlets Now Available in Spanish

February 2014

Small Advancement, Big Moment

October 2013

Sources for the Recruitment of District Advancement Committee Members

March 2012

Special Necessities: National Disabilities Awareness Committee Established

March 2014

Submitting Eagle Applications Approved by Board of Review Under Disputed Circumstances —What's in a Name?

November 2011

Sustainability to be Released at National Jamboree

June/July 2013

Superstorm Sandy Leaves an Impression

February 2013

Support for the Outdoor Program

May 2012

Survey Questions for October 2011

October 2012

Survey Says: Council Advancement Committees

March 2014

Survey Says: District Advancement Committees

April-May 2014

T

Title

Month/Year

2013 Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33216, Released

February 2013

Time for the National Summertime Pack Award

June/July 2012

Topics Planned for August/September

June/July 2012

Topics Planned for December/January

November 2012

Topics Planned for February

January 2013

Topics Planned for March

February 2013

Topics Planned for May

April 2013

Topics Planned for June/July

May 2012

Topics Planned for October

August/September 2012

Tracking Advancement Toward First Class

March 2012

Two Opportunities at Philmont

April 2012

Two Opportunities at Philmont

March 2012

U

Title

Month/Year

Unit-Level Boards of Review?

April 2012

Unnecessary Barriers

October 2011

Unnecassary Barriers

October 2012

Using Alternative Requirements

November 2011

Using Internet Advancement and ScoutNET's Record Achievements

November 2011

Using the Numbers

November 2012

V

Title

Month/Year

The Valuable Den Chief (Part I)

August/September 2013

The Valuable Den Chief (Part II)

October 2013

Venturing Perspective: New Venture Awards Announced

March 2014

The Venturing Perspective: Venturing Expert Level Awards

December 2013/January 2014

The Venturing Perspective: The Venturing Award— What Is It?

April-May 2014

Venturing Program Changes in the Works: Stay Tuned!

October 2013

W

Title

Month/Year

Webelos Scouts and Boy Scout Camporees

June/July 2013

Webelos Scout Resident Camp: Perseverance Pays Of

August/September 2013

The Welding Merit Badge Has Arrived

March 2012

What Do You Think About Advancement News?

June/July 2012

What Is an Appeal?

May 2013

What is "Do Your Best"?

March 2012

What's in Store for November

October 2013

What's Up With the Scoutmaster Signature on the "Blue Card"?

March 2012

When Does the Clock Start Running for Credit Toward Merit Badges?

March 2012

Who Hears National Eagle Scout Rank Appeals?

October 2011

Who Hears National Eagle Scout Rank Appeals?

October 2012

Who Is Akela?

February 2012

Y

Title

Month/Year

Your Feedback Makes a Difference

June/July 2013