Adults need to lead by example and adapt to the changing world of software. Step 1 the scout learns a scout learns skills by taking an active, handson part in troop and patrol meetings and outdoor programs. Advancement patriots path council boy scouts of america. Find stepbystep instructions for every function order now. Although bsa is no longer offering certification, this software syncs with bsa scoutnet. Soar provides innovative online services to scouting units such as cub scout packs and boy scout troops our first service a hosted unit website will increase communication with scoutsparents, improve unit organization, and facilitate shared leadership. Scoutbook mobile brings the world of cub scouting and scouts bsa to your mobile device. New users can easily import data on scouts adults from a scoutnet export file available from your council office. We also talk about our unique merit badge placement and predictive algorithms for partial. Jan 23, 2020 i am a new advancement chair to a pack that has not had one in several years. The bsa announced it will release scoutbook lite, a new tool for quickly inputting advancement data, in the second quarter of 2018. Usssp online library software scouting software on the web. Advancement is the process by which youth members of the boy scouts of america progress from rank to rank. You cant buy awards advancement online, you must buy them from the scout shop.
The tiger cub scout advancement chart allows leaders to easily track the advancement and progress for their tiger scouts. When bsa makes changes to the advancement rules, the software will automatically be updated with these new changes to keep your system up to date. My view on this is to understand bsas own internet advancement system and other unit tools and what they can and cannot do. The steps in the advancement system help a boy scout grow in selfreliance and in the ability to help others. This is actually one of the most compelling reasons i can think of to move to scoutbook.
Bsa guide to advancement 33088 eagle scout rank application 512728 123 kb eagle scout service project workbook 512927 766 kb alternate eagle scout merit badge application 58730. Advancement resources atlanta area council boy scouts of. It was written by barry griffin, scoutmaster of troop 8, in the atlanta area council. This post advice for a new advancement coordinator first appeared on bobwhite blather. Offers nocost tracking spreadsheets in multiple formats to track boy scouts of america cub, boy scout and venturing program advancement, adult training, and unit finances. An advancement report must be sent to the council service. The requirements listed on the merit badges link above are the current and official requirements of the boy scouts of america. But the boy scouts of america bsa doesnt allow our scout shop to sell you an award or advancement without proof that your scouts actually earned them. Access the data from your iphone, android, and windows phone devices where you can view and edit scout and adult data, advancement, activities, training, and more. If you want to increase scout ownership of advancement, then increase scout involvement through this great mechanism. This tracks boys from 11 year old new scouts to tenderfoot scouts to s. Importance and benefits of electronic advancement reporting.
Troopmaster will continue to support the transfer of advancement data to the new scoutbook lite system when it is released. Frequently asked questions about internet advancement. The flagship of scouting software the only choice for unit management accessible both on and offline allowing access to your data even when youre not connected to the internet. This free solution will replace the current internet advancement. The scouts and families of boy scout troop 1097 welcome you. It replaces the tracking charts and trail records in the back of handbooks as well as the spreadsheets, paper records and pcbased packtroop management packages typically used by leaders. Reporting advancement is a requirement of the boy scouts of america, and entering it directly into the bsa system through an internet portal is the most straightforward way to get it done. Advancement is the process by which youth members of the boy scouts of america progress from rank to rank and is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back. This is the case from the time a member joins and then moves through the programs of cub scouting, scouts bsa, and venturing or sea scouts. Scout accounts, fundbased accounting and online payments managing the finances is one of the most challenging aspects of operating a unit. Keep your scouts and parents informed with calendars, events, rsvp, trip reports, integrated email, distribution lists and newletters. Click here to visit the national eagle scout service project workbook page.
This is the revised 2020 eagle scout rank application. For more than two decades, doubleknot has delivered bestinclass software and solutions to hundreds of nonprofits and cultural attractions. Trooptrack is not affiliated with or endorsed by boy scouts of america, girl scouts of the usa, baden powell service association, trail life u. Many scouts and adult leaders are so busy planning and participating in their present program that they dont notice the whole boy scout trail. Advancement is the process by which youth members of the boy scouts of america progress from rank to rank in the scouting program. Because the eagle scout rank cannot be submitted online, the leaders of troops, teams, crews, and ships must also know how to follow the eagle scout advancement procedures. Bsa has recently released their new internet advancement 2. We are a fairly large troop with 55 members and this mb feature is a great benefit to mb counselors who each are counselors for multiple mbs and have multiple. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading bsa guide to advancement. So far from what i have seen, its a fly by night deal where leaders record scouts achievements in scoutbook, print out the purchase order, purchase whats needed and then hand out belt loops and awards. In addition, as noted above, 2019 scouts bsa requirements booklet has this statement. New scouts path to first class a troop program purpose. Not only will this poster help you keep accurate records as you chart the advancement of your tiger scouts, but it will also let tigers visually see their progress. Engage the individual in the boy scout program encourage webelos to cross over into boy scouts encourage advancement for 1st year scouts expose boys to all that scouting has to offer we do not want to lose a boy in the scouting program before or during the transition from.
Requirements and award management, progress reports and integration with scoutbook allows you easily keep your. Free excel spreadsheets for tracking cub scout, boy scout, and venturer rank advancement. Tracking includes ranks, merit badges, service hours, camping trips, hikes, and leadership positions. The requirements listed in this scouts bsa requirements book for rank advancement, eagle palms, and merit badges are the official requirements of the boy scouts of america and are effective jan 1, 2019, through dec. That proof is a form called the unit advancement report. Every scout activity moves a youth toward three basic aims. The spreadsheets were created in ms excel 2010, and tested with open office 4. Radio scouting advancement information the bsa national radio scouting committee, led by gary wilson, k2gw, has examined the cub scout and boy scout advancement requirements with a particular eye toward connecting, where possible, radio activities to help scouts complete the requirements. Beginning in 1998, troopmaster software was the first 3rd party vendor fully certified for interface with bsas scoutnet system.
Advancement is one of the eight methods used by scout leaders to help scouts fulfill the aims of the bsa. Advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. After being awarded the scout badge by completing the joining requirements and participating in a scoutmaster conference, there are six ranks that are earned sequentially. Enjoy watching thousands of scouting videos, news updates, forums, blogs and more. Advice for a new advancement coordinator bobwhite blather.
It is possible to upload your advancement files directly from some third party software programs trooppack master, scout soft and scout mate. Scouts bsa advancement piedmont council boy scouts of america. Our first service a hosted unit website will increase communication with scouts parents, improve unit organization, and facilitate shared leadership. Girl scout trax advancement spreadsheets boy scouts. Jun 27, 2016 advancement is like a suntan its something that happens naturally whilst having fun in the outofdoors. This learning, as we said above, is the natural outcome of regular scouting activities onthejob training. If you do not have access to microsoft excel, openoffice contains a free spreadsheet that is about 90% compatible with microsoft excel. Bsa guide to advancement kindle edition by of america, boy scouts. The link above downloads a pdf with instructions and an application. New scouts path to first class a troop program advancement. Beginning 01jan2019, bsa is offering scoutbook for free to all units.
I am told that i need to utilize the internet advancement tool on our councils website, but the pack i am with has. The advancement program in the boy scouts of america is symbolized by the earning of seven badges, six of which are considered ranks the advancement program is often considered to be divided into two phases. Unit advancement reports are kept on file for seven years. The boy scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. Assign leaders, awards coordinators, treasurers and more. Tenderfoot, second class, first class, star, life, and eagle. Internet advancement has been available for reporting ranks, advancement awards, merit badges, and many other awards available across bsa programs. With scout manager you can manage your finances like a pro. That is actually fine because the entire trail is laid out and they should be concentrating on the activities at hand.
Jan 01, 2018 reporting advancement is a requirement of the boy scouts of america, and entering it directly into the bsa system through an internet portal is an easy, accurate way to do so and it ensures that it is done properly. Guide to advancement 2019 bsa mission statement the mission of the boy scouts of america is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the scout oath and scout law. Oct 11, 2016 we show you just how valuable troopmaster can be with our advancement autocredits and rules checking. Does the software work for and provide specific features for troops, packs, crews, ships, etc. This suite contains not only calc, but also a word processor, a database, and a. The orange county council, boy scouts of america will do our best to continue our mission of delivering the scouting program to youth, even if from a distance. Best way to get help boy scout advancement says the best way to get help with its software is by visiting s. Dont shove our 1970s software views onto 2020 scouts. Advancement glaciers edge council, boy scouts of america. Scouts that transfer from another council will have to bring a copy of their advancement record with them. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
The troopmaster software is used by the adult leadership to track troop, adult and scout information. Advancement resources boy scouts of america south texas. Please note that these spreadsheets are not compatible with microsoft works. The boy scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain selfconfidence. We are an active troop with monthly camping events, summer camp, high adventure camping, and lots of other fun activities throughout the school year. Radio scouting advancement information k2bsa amateur. This is for use by boy scouter leaders to keep track of boy scouts advancement. The guide to advancement 2015 and 2016 boy scout requirements are the official boy scouts of america sources on boy scout advancement procedures when there is a conflict between two published lists of requirements, such as boy scout requirements bsa publication no. I will keep this sourceforge site available for those who want to use the code. Reporting advancement is a requirement of the boy scouts of america, and. Boy scout advancement changes effective january 1, 2016.
The boy scouts of america now supports their own internetaccessed advancement tool, scoutbook. Advancement resources atlanta area council boy scouts. Scouttrack is an internetbased service that makes it easy to manage cub scout packs, boy scout troops, girl scout troops and american heritage girl troops. Bsa advancement oc boy scouts boy scouts of america. Quickly look up rank requirements, awards, electives, achievements, academic and sports belt loops and pins, merit badge requirements, lds duty to god, faith in god, and much more. The following links are provided for information purposes only. Advancement tracking spreadsheets by scott selhorst rightclick on these links and save to your hard drive. This free software may be downloaded from the adobe web site. Try out a real working copy of the software user guide. Bsas scoutbook lite, which will replace internet advancement. We are providing programs, like this, as a service to our community, our family, at low cost. The most comprehensive management solutions on the web for boy scout troops, cub scout packs, and girl scout troops. Unit advancement reports boy scouts of america capitol.
The inclusion of links on this page should not be considered as an endorsement or recommendation by the u. The boy scouts of america replaced major portions of the cub scout advancement program as of june 1, 2015. Electronic advancement reporting boy scouts of america. Good news for unit leaders who use internet advancement to track their scouts progress along the scouting trail. Ensure your advancement is properly credited and meets the bsa required rules for proper completion. Openoffice is a free download from apache software foundation on the internet. About advancement news follow the national advancement program team on twitter. Recordkeeping tips august 8, 2011 cub scouts, eagle scout, scouting tips, scouts bsa 20 when tracking your scouts advancement achievements, you could find yourself in a skyhigh pile of. Boy scouts trax scout advancement tracking spreadsheets. Bsas internet advancement upgrades bring smarter, easier tools to.
Download all the resources needed to manage youth advancement in the scouts bsa program, including merit badges, ranks, and more. Scouting from home has become a significant program that has allowed for the continuation of scouting. Visit your local boy scouts of america store to see it inperson. Soar provides innovative online services to scouting units such as cub scout packs and boy scout troops our first service a hosted unit website will increase communication with scouts parents, improve unit organization, and facilitate shared leadership. However, scoutbook will be the only unitmanagement system fully integrated with the bsa database. Gerry serves on his local district cub scout roundtable staff and is the districts cub scout training cochair. Other software or handwritten unit advancement reports submitted to the scout shop when purchasing the achievements are manually recorded at the council office. I am no longer supporting this joomla app, and recommend users transition to scoutbook. Advancement educational presentations boy scouts of america. Advancement is one of the methods used to achieve the aims of scouting in all three phases of the scouting program cub scouts, scouts bsa and venturing. We acknowledge the hardships and stressors that many in our scouting community are facing today.
Jul 28, 2019 when a scout successfully demonstrates completion of a requirement, a leader acknowledges that fact and records the achievement in the youths scouts bsa handbook and with the troop scribe. Report capability for automatic sending to parents. They do not need to redo it using the 2020 version. Scouts who have already started preparing their application using the 2019 version may continue to use it. The aims of scouting are character building, citizenship training, and physical and mental fitness. We show you just how valuable troopmaster can be with our advancement autocredits and rules checking. Online cub scout tracking software thats easy to use. When a scout successfully demonstrates completion of a requirement, a leader acknowledges that fact and records the achievement in the youths scouts bsa handbook and with the troop scribe. Trooptrack the complete scouting software solution.
Any usage of bsa, gsusa, tlusa, or sa terminology on this site is for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of this product by any of. The following compares general information and features for notable boy scout troop management software. These spreadsheets track cub scout advancement under the requirements which went into effect on june 1, 2015, as modified on november 30, 2016, and including the lion program which was a pilot program for the 20162017 and 20172018 program years. Advancement overview the mission of the boy scouts of america is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the scout oath and scout law. Its intent is to provide and clarify procedures found in the guide to advancement, announce various changes and updates in advancement.
Scouts that transfer to another unit within our council will keep their advancement record between the old and new troop. Covid19 update glaciers edge council, boy scouts of america. Password protection gives you complete flexibility to control which areas of the database can be updated by each user. Their purpose is not to retest, but to make sure the scout has met all the requirements, to chat about their feelings in getting along with the troop and its program.
Winscribe is a freeware software program for tracking boy scout advancement. Advancement records do not automatically or electronically transfer between councils. Advancement and how to handle reports for awards that could not be entered online or through uploaded files. Company soar provides innovative online services to scouting units such as cub scout packs and boy scout troops. Mar 22, 2017 this boy scout excel spreadsheet is a workbook of free spreadsheets developed by evan clements, a scout leader in the hobble creek district, utah national parks council. Troop 1097 is based in the gaithersburg west of i270germantown area of montgomery county, maryland. Occasionally, the requirements will not match those in the printed boy scout handbook, the annual boy scout requirements book, or some merit badge pamphlets because of the timing of their printing schedules. No technical skills are required by scout leaders and parents to use a soar hosted unit website. Troopwebhost is not affiliated with or endorsed by boy scouts of america.1282 991 778 465 923 44 675 970 1074 1479 327 1593 479 1549 1166 728 520 975 963 489 1258 298 1187 1472 25 312 1245 841 572 1566 1537 1544 1447 1021 1375 697 703 545 718 553 891 927