Council Advancement Policy Change (Effective June 1, 2012)
The Central Florida Council Advancement Committee, in conjuction with the Central Florida Council Program Committee, is asking your support as we implement a change in Central Florida Council policy for submitting unit advancement.
Effective June 1, 2012 units will be required to submit advancement through the online advancement website.
Please click here to be directed to the online advancement website.
Questions? Please click here for help on how to to submit advancements using the online advacement website.
Please click here to download the "Guide to Advancement".
Council Advancement Policy Change (Effective June 1, 2010)
The Council Advancement Committee, in conjunction with the Scout Shop Territory Manager, Matt Wilding is asking your support as we implement a change in Council policy for purchasing Badges of Rank and/or Merit Badges.
Effective June 1, 2010 units will need to provide a properly signed Advancement Report or proof of Online Advancement to make these purchases.
Please begin promoting this information regarding the changes. Click on the link of FAQ that hopefully will answer most questions and concerns.
Council Advancment Policy Change FAQ
National has published a new "Guide to Advancement - 2011" (#33088) with many changes. This publication covers advancement all across the Scouting program including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Varsity & Sea Scouts.
Do you have an Eagle Project that is Conservation Oriented?
Click here for - Hornaday Award information
Boy Scout Advancement
Click here to view the new Rank requirements effective 1/1/08
Click here for NEW Eagle Forms
Eagle Palm Applicatons now available on the Council "Forms" page
Click here to view the 2007 Merit Badge requirement changes
Cub Scout Advancement Venturing Advancement
Your Central Florida Council Advancement Contacts are:
Council Advancement Chair
Robert Jones Jones.email@example.com
Vice President of Program
Advancement Committee Advisor
Chris Crowley Advancement@cflscouting.org
Official Advancement Rules and Regulations of the B.S.A.
The following is from "Guide to Advancement" (B.S.A. publication #33088)
What is Advancement? Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank in the Scouting program. Advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. Everything done to advance and earn these ranks, from joining until leaving the program, should be designed to help the young person have an exciting and meaningful experience. Education and fun are functions of the Scouting movement, and they must be the basis of the advancement program. A fundamental principle of advancement in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing is the growth a young person achieves as a result of his/her participation in unit program.
Advancement Principles Council and district advancement committees implement procedures that help achieve the following advancement principles. Personal growth is the prime consideration in the advancement program. Scouting skills—what a young person knows how to do—are important, but they are not the most important aspect of advancement. Scouting’s concern is the total growth of youth. This growth may be measured by how youth live the Scouting ideals, and how they do their part in their daily lives. Learning by doing. A Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Venturer may read about fire building or good citizenship. He/she may hear it discussed, and watch others in action, but he/she has not learned first aid until he/she has done it. Each youth progresses at his or her own rate. Advancement is not a competition among individual young people, but is an expression of their interest and participation in the program. Youth must be encouraged to advance steadily and set their own goals with guidance from their parents, guardians, or leaders. A badge is recognition of what a young person is able to do, not merely a reward for what he or she has done. The badge is proof of certain abilities, and is not just a reward for the completion of a task.
Advancement encourages Scouting ideals. Scouting teaches a young person how to care for himself/herself and help others. Advancement should reflect the desire to live the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Venturing Oath in his/her daily life. No council, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to or subtract from advancement requirements. Suggestions for changes in requirements should be sent to the:
Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Venturing Committee
Boy Scouts of America
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 1 52079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Address questions on advancement to the Council Advancement Advisor