Central Florida Council Advancement News for June
Congratulations to the following Units for having the most reported Cub Scout and Boy Scout rank advancements in each District for the year through May 1st:
Pack 175* – Little Econ; Troop 787* – Seminole Springs;
Pack 268 – Apopka Shores; Troop 192 – Osceola;
Pack 220 – Sand Lake; Troop 225 – Sand Lake;
Pack 168 – Ft Gatlin; Troop 720 – Challenger;
Pack 726 – Riverside; Troop 285 – Riverside;
Pack 727 – Osceola; Troop 198 – Apopka Shores;
Pack 369 – Challenger; Troop 617 – Little Econ;
Pack 787 – Seminole Springs; Troop 19 – Lake;
Pack 340 – Tuscarora; Troop 24 – Ft Gatlin;
Pack 299 – Lake; Troops 130, 281, 310 & 433 – Three Rivers;
Pack 74 – Three Rivers; Troop 565 – Tuscarora
*A special shout out to Pack 175 and Troop 787 for having the most reported rank advancements in the Central Florida Council!
If your Unit is not reporting rank advancements in Internet Advancement, please make every effort to start submitting reports. If you do not know how, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boy Scouts of America Guide to Advancement has been recently updated to incorporate the recent changes in the Scouting Program. Attached is a link to the 2015 update:
Cub Scout Advancements
The new advancement program officially begins June 1, 2015. Are you ready? Youth Handbooks and Den Leader Guides are now available at the Scout Shop.
Boy Scout Advancements
Merit Badges – The Animation merit badge will be released shortly, attached is a link to the final approved requirements:
Merit Badge Counselors – All registered merit badge counselors must keep their youth protection certification current (it is valid for a period of two years). Look at your records and take the training if you’re about to expire or you’ve recently expired. All registered counselors that have expired youth protection training will not be re-chartered by the Central Florida Council. Attached is the link for the training:
The Counselor’s Compass is a newsletter designed for merit badge counselors, council and district advancement committees, and related staff advisers. Any Scouting volunteer or professional may subscribe. To subscribe, send a message to email@example.com, with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Indicate your name, email address, and council in the message text.
Eagle Scout Candidates – A revised fillable Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, dated March 2015, is now available for use. All candidates who have not had their Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal approved by the Unit Leader, Unit Committee, Beneficiary, and Council or District (Proposal Page E), must use this version of the Workbook. Attached is a link:
As a reminder, all Eagle Scout candidates should contact Lynette Dukes, Eagle Registrar, prior to beginning to fill out their Eagle Scout Application. Her email address is: Lynette.Dukes@cflscouting.org
She can provide pertinent information in aiding in the correct filling out of the Application. Current candidates must use the 2014 version of the Eagle Scout Application (Form 512-72