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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.

The new Internet Advancement platform is a completely updated experience, while retaining many features used with original Internet Advancement. Unit Key 3, Key 3 Delegates, and unit Advancement Chairs will be able to link from Scoutbook or from my.Scouting. The Single-Sign On (SSO) uses my.Scouting credentials for ease of access. Packs, Troops, Crews and Ships will use the new platform. The direct URL for Internet Advancement is http://scoutbook.scouting.org. The Frequently Asked Questions page is at help.scoutbook.com .

Contact for Issues

Please contact Member Care at 972-580-2489 if you have any questions

Award Purchases

A paper copy of the advancement report must be presented to the Scout Shops when purchasing Rank Awards and Merit Badges as these are restricted items.   The advancement report should have the wording  “SCOUTBOOK Advancement Sync with BSA national database at the end”.

To use Internet Advancement

  1. Select the unit advancement processor. This person must have Internet connectivity and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  2. Obtain a unit ID code from the council. All unit ID codes were attached to your unit’s recharter booklet on the back page. In the event that your code has been lost, call Leslie at 816-569-4963.

  3. Gather information for advancement, including merit badge applications and advancement records with dates.

  4. Click Internet Advancement on this page. Follow the instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print an advancement report.

  5. Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit it to the council. Save a copy for your files.

Units should submit monthly before the end of each month, or more often if needed. In December, submit a report before the end of the month to update unit and council statistics.