Advancement News

ADVANCEMENT NEWS

Advancement News is the official e-letter of the Boy Scouts of America national Advancement Team and the national Advancement Committee.  Its intent is to support and clarify procedures found in the Guide to Advancement, announce various changes and updates in advancement, and to assist advancement committees in making decisions that can help increase the rate of advancement.  The plan is to distribute in monthly, but they are flexiable- it will go out when they have something important to say.  Feedback, suggestions, and letters to the editor are welcome at advancement.team@scouting.org .

Illowa Council will post these e-newsletters on our site to support our Council Volunteers in thier roles.

JUNE/JULY 2012
    
-Opportunities of Advancement Administrators
        -Last Chance for Philmont Advancement Training
        -Sea Base Course to unveil new Advancement Training
    -On Increasing Advancement
        -Making the Case for Advancement
        -BSA Adopt-a-School
    -Advancement Committee Mechanics
        -Advancement Committee Position Descriptions
    -The Cub Scout Angle
        -Time for the National Summertime Pack Award
    -From the Guide to Advancement
        -Meaningful District Merit Badge Counselor List
    -Eagle Issues
        -Avoiding Issues for Eagle Scout Candidates
    -What's the Procedure?
        -Reviewing the Eagle Scout Board of Review
        -The Council Advancement Committee and Merit Badges at Camp
    -Merit Badges - What's New?
        -Kayaking / Search and Rescue
        -National Scout Jamboree Needs YOU!
        -Beekeeping "Buzz"
    -Awards and Recognition
        -Cyber Chip and Youth Protection
    -What Do You Think? 
        -What Do You Think About Advancement News?
    -A Peek Ahead
        -Topics Planned for August/September


MARCH 2012  
    - Opportunities of Advancement Administrators
        - Two Opportunities at Philmont

    - On Increasing Advancement
        - Advancement Activities in the Unit
    - The Cub Scout Angle
        - What is "Do Your Best"?
    - From the Guide to Advancement
        - Scoutmaster Conference Myths; Active Scout Spirit
    - Eagle Issues
        - 100th Anniversary of the First Eagle Scout
    -What's the Procedure
        - When Does the Clock Start Running for Credit Towards Merit Badges?
        - What's Up With the Scoutmaster Signature on "Blue Cards"?
    -Merit Badges- What's New?
        -The Welding Merit Badge Has Arrived
    -What Do You Think?
        -Tracking Advancement Towards First Class

FEBRUARY 2012    
     - Opportunities for Advancement Administrators
        - Advancement Training at Philmont
   - On Increasing Advancement
        - Guardian of the Gate
   - The Cub Scout Angle
        - Who is Akela?
   - Advancement Committee Mechanics
        - Sources for the Recruitment of District Advancement Committee Members
   - From the Guide to Advancement
        - First Class in a Year, Star in Two
        - Mandated Procedures and Recommended Practices
   - Eagle Issues
        - Current Records Prevent Future Issues
   - Merit Badges- What's New?
        - New Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force Reviews 40 MB Pamphlets
   - What's the Procedure?
        - Addressing Positions of Responsibility
   - Special Necessities
        -Guidance for Eagle Scout Borard of Review for Scouts with Developmental Disabilities
   - What Do You Think?
        - Initial Evaluation of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook