Advancement Educational Presentations
On Increasing Advancement
On Increasing Advancement, as presented by the National Advancement Committee at the BSA National Annual Meeting, May 2013, Grapevine, TX.
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.
Getting the Most From Internet Advancement
"Getting the Most From Internet Advancement" is a PowerPoint slide show with speaker notes and an 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
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 PDF
Esenciales para los Consejeros de Insignias de Mérito
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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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, Download Presenter's Notes
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, Download Presenter's Notes
Guide to Advancement and Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Overview
Converted to video format from PowerPoint presentations 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 presentations, "The Eagle Scout Service Project," and "The Merit Badge Program," are undergoing revision and will not be available until late fall.
- Introduction to the Guide to Advancement (10 min.) Download, View Now
- Judgment Calls (24 min.) covering the "active," position of responsibility, and Scout spirit requirements, and also "reasonable expectations." Download, View Now
- Boards of Review (15 min.) Download, View Now
- Boards of Review Under Disputed Circumstances (6 min.) Download, View Now
- Boards of Review Appeals (4 min.) Download, View Now
- The Eagle Scout Application Process (8 min.) Download, View Now
- Eagle Scout Boards of Review (4 min.) Download, View Now