Advancement and Recognition
The District Advancement and Recognition Committee is tasked with keeping units up to date with changing scouting programs, maintaining advancement records, overseeing Eagle Scout projects, administering the merit badge program, and ensuring scouts, scouters and units are properly recognized for their achievements.
District Advancement & Recognition Chair: Ken Boydstun
It’s time to recognize the Scouters in our district and units that do such a great job providing a quality program for the youth in our area, and nobody knows who does a better job for your district and unit than you! Please take a minute to think about who these special folks are and nominate them, so they can be properly recognized at the upcoming district dinner on January 27th.
Boy Scout Advancement Changes
The BSA recently announced changes to the overnight camping requirements for Second Class and First Class as well as changes to how Scouts earn Eagle Palms - both take effect August 1st.
"The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters.
The BSA gathered feedback from den leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program for a year. What they learned was that some den leaders had difficulty fitting into their program year all of the adventures required for advancement. This resulted in boys not advancing. After a thoughtful and deliberate review, the BSA has released some modifications to address this concern."
BSA is rolling out updated, revised requirements for all Scouting ranks, from Scout to Eagle. This page has information and resources to help unit leaders, parents, and scouts navigate how the changes affect them.