Category Archives: Advancement


The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is pleased to partner with the Boy Scouts of America to increase the level of citizen preparedness across the country. DHS has asked the Boy Scouts of America to build upon the foundation of the Ready campaign and to help citizens across the country prepare for emergencies […]


The National Council has been putting out the word to Councils about some new Merit Badges coming soon! Rumors of the majority of these being in developed starting surfacing back in March, but now they have been approved. So far we’ve heard about the following merit badges: – Robotics merit badge approved. Requirements under development. Debut […]


The Centennial Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook unveiled by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) prepares the 21st century Scout for new technology while celebrating the organization’s rich heritage. The 475-page paperback features nostalgic illustrations from the previous 11 editions alongside references to emerging technology and expanded online information. (Photo: Touted by some Scouts […]


Cache to Eagle is a partnership between Geoscouting, the BSA, and to highlight Eagle projects across the nation. Through the program, participants set up normal public caches at Eagle project sites that also happen to be good cache spots. Dozens of public caches that showcase these remarkable sites are already posted, and the initial […]

2010 Rank Requirement Changes

According to the National Boy Scouts of America Website, the centennial edition of the Boy Scout Handbook will soon be available, and with the new handbook come several rank requirement changes that will be in effect as of January 1, 2010. We’ve previously reported the new handbook is set to be available August 1st, 2009. Here […]

Knot Basics

Knot Basics via – News, opinion, advice by admin on 11/25/08 I have a few links on the side to knot sites, but I’m going to put them front and center today as you think about what to do over the Thanksgiving weekend (besides giving thanks and eating a lot of turkey). Alan Folsom’s […]

More Eagle Scout Scholarships

Besides the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Academic Scholarship, and the NESA Merit Scholarships, which we have covered over the past two days, there are other scholarships available to Eagle Scouts. Before I get started, know that this list is no where near complete. I would encourage you to check with your local Council to […]


Eagle Scouts who will graduate from high school in spring 2009 and plan to attend an accredited college or university that awards a bachelor’s degree can apply now for a National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) scholarship. In addition to their Eagle Scout rank, the candidates must have acceptable SAT and/or ACT scores, as judged by […]

Boy Scout Advancement Requirements Changes

August 1, 2008 – Effective January 1, 2009 When there is a conflict between two published lists of requirements, such as Boy Scout Requirements (BSA Publication No. 33215) and a Merit Badge Pamphlet, the requirements book should be considered to be the controlling document, until a newer edition of Boy Scout Requirements is issued. BSA […]

“Trail to Eagle” Seminar and Workshop

“Trail to Eagle” Seminar and Workshop Wed May 14, 2008 7:15 PM         For Boy Scouts First Class and Above, their Parents, Troop Leaders and Troop Committee Members to help Scouts advance to Eagle Scout   Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church School 8502 Ridge Boulevard (Entrance on 85th Street)   Including: – […]