Whether you’re looking for information regarding the many Advancement opportunities or Awards that may be earned, you’ve come to the right place!
Click on the drop-downs below to explore the opportunities that are available to leaders, parents, and youth.
The (original) Internet Advancement platform was closed June 10, 2019 for use by Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships. This platform is still available for use by Explorer Posts. When a unit tries to login or create an account, they will be redirected to a landing page with additional explanation on the changes.
A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Projects can take many forms such as a community cleanup, repairing a place of worship, improving a wildlife habitat, or organizing a recycling effort. Start now reporting all service hours. It is a key measurement goal in the Journey to Excellence program. Don’t miss out on valuable points for your JTE unit award.
To learn more, click here.
Memorial Day Good Turn
Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in the Memorial Day Good Turn.
To learn more, click here and scroll down to find the event.
Reaching the Top
The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest and most prestigious achievement a Scout can achieve. Highly respected, the title of Eagle Scout carries with it a special significance not only in Scouting, but also in school, business and the community for a lifetime. To attain Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, display leadership and outdoor skills, demonstrate by example the Scout Oath and Law and complete a comprehensive service project in the community.
NESA Advancement Days
May 8, 2021 @ Camp Warren Levis - Register Here
August 14, 2021 @ Camp Warren Levis - Registration Link Coming Soon
Eagle Rank Resources
- Electronic Eagle Scout Application Process
- Life to Eagle Process
- Eagle Scout Scholarship Opportunities
- Eagle Scout Association
- License Plates
- Eagle Scout Time Extension Request Info
Important Information to Note about Eagle Extensions
The Council has authority to grant limited extensions of time to complete Eagle, Quartermaster and Summit requirements. This will be reviewed at a local level rather than through National.
The Council is required to follow the new Guide to Advancement rules. These will be included in the next publication and are available now at www.scouting.org/advancement.
Extensions are available only to youth members who qualify under the three tests listed In the new guide material.
Extensions that were approved under the COVID-19 authority remain valid until their deadline date.
Any new or additional time request will have to be submitted using the 2021 process.
Eagle Trail Workshop
2021 Eagle Trail Workshops
Jump start your journey along the trail to Eagle with these workshops! The workshop is a unique virtual experience where Scouts work with counselors on three Eagle required badges.
2021 Workshop Dates
August 2nd - 5th | Beaumont Scout Reservation
December 27th - 29th | Virtual Program
Registration links coming soon!
Merit Badge Counselors
If you experience any issues with the Merit Badge Counselor process please contact:
Donna Baer 314-256-3126
- Fillable Blue Cards
- Becoming a Merit Badge Counselor / Changes to a Counselor record / Annual Renewals
- Directory and Online Application
- Guide for Merit Badge Counseling
Merit Badge Skill Centers
- Click here to see classes offered by Council Approved Program Partners
- GSLAC Merit Badge Group Instruction Policy Form
- Hiking | April 7, 6:30-8:30pm | SOLD OUT
- Rifle Shooting | April 10 | Rhodes France Scout Reservation | Register Here
- Reptile and Amphibian Study | April 14, 6-8pm | SOLD OUT
- Environmental Science | April 14/April 21, 6-7:30pm | SOLD OUT
- Space Exploration | April 18, 12-5pm | Register Here
- Horsemanship | April 20, 22, 27, and 29 | SOLD OUT
- Plant Science | April 24, 10-11:30am | Register Here
- Personal Fitness | April 26-19, 6-6:45pm & 7-7:45pm (SOLD OUT) | Register Here
- Cycling | May 8, 9am-2pm | Katy Trail | Register Here
- Wilderness Survival | May 22 | Beaumont Scout Reservation | Register Here
- Learning and Earning
University of Scouting
University of Scouting
Thank you to everyone that made the first ever virtual University of Scouting such a success!
University of Scouting is an event that offers the widest variety of Merit Badge clinics as well as training opportunities, in all program areas, all in one place! You will find just about anything to do with Scouting at University of Scouting whether you are a Scout, leader, commissioner, or parent!
Mark your calendars for the 2022 University of Scouting on January 29th, 2022!
Scouts BSA Voyageur Workshop
Calling all Scouts BSA! We have an action-packed event that is designed to help our first-year Scouts along their advancement trail and enjoy some of the fun activities available at our camps. The workshop runs from 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Join us for Map and Compass, Fire Building, First Aid, and Knots and Lashing instruction. Scouts will also get to try their hand at shooting sports! Don’t miss this chance to have an awesome day at camp while fulfilling many Scout through First Class rank requirements!
Spring 2021 Sessions
Beaumont Scout Reservation - High Ridge, MO
Camp Warren Levis - Godfrey, IL
Pine Ridge Scout Reservation - Makanda, IL