This page revised: 9/1/12
<- Side panels & Information revised: 4/1/12
Advancement & Recognition Committee
This page is intended to contain timely information concerning BSA advancement & recognition for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and Sea Scouts youth and adults in the Seneca District. The Side panels are intended to contain long term information and will be updated as new information or procedures change.
The tabs on the left side of the web page on the advancement tab will take you directly to either the page containing that information or it will be a direct link to an official or unofficial boy scout web page. This will hopefully cut down on the number of "clicks" if you know what you want and how to get to it.
If you would like to see something on this page that you find useful to everyone but don't see it, let me know and as I put the pages together, I will "Do My Best" to see if I can accommodate your request.
If you have any questions concerning advancement in the Seneca District, please contact the Seneca District Advancement and Recognition committee chairman, a Merit Badge Dean, or one of the district's Area Eagle Coordinators.
If you're not sure who to contact, send your request to Rob Heider, Chairman of the Advancement Committee and we'll work on getting you an answer.
District Advancement & Recognition Committee:
Open Position - For now, please send questions/comments to Lynn Hamilton - email@example.com
Chairman, Advancement and Recognition Committee
District Area Eagle Coordinators:
Tom Kennedy 301-840-1409
Christine Jeffrey firstname.lastname@example.org
Seneca District Merit Badge Counselor Deans:
Earl Marshall email@example.com
Bill Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouts with Special Needs
Chuck Chatlynne email@example.com
Guide to Advancement (GTA)
This is the newest document for advancement for all Scouting programs (CS, BS, V, SS). This document replaces the Policy and Procedures Manual and is effective immediately. There is a transition period for the 2011 Eagle Scout Rank Application and the 2011 Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook; these documents may be used now but are mandatory on and after 1/1/2012. Click HERE to download the PDF document.
Note: Large file - size is 4.2 MB
Click here for the NCAC Procedures for Local Council Certification of the Eagle Scout Rank Application (ESRA)
What does it mean to be "active" in your troop? Click HERE to go to the page on the National website with the definition. Scoutmasters and other Unit Leaders must follow this criteria. There is no other definition or criteria that can be used for determining what "Active" means. This link also contains many other frequently asked questions related to advancement.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Rob Heider, Chairman of the Seneca District Advancement Committee.
Added June 29, 2012
Confused over all those Scouting words and definitions?
Check out The Language of Scouting here.
Updated March 31, 2012
For information concerning Merit Badge Counselors in the Seneca District - Click HERE for details and file downloads.
Updated March 31, 2012
District Area Eagle Coordinator information has been added to and under the "Eagle information & form" side panel page.
Click HERE for information about the 2010 Boy Scout Rank advancement requirement changes, including amplification of the questions I know you're going to ask.
Revised: March 31, 2012
2012 Eagle Scout Rank Application and
2011 Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
(both documents PDF text editable)
These documents are the only ones authorized for use. Previous printings should be discarded.
If you have specific questions, please contact your District advancement Committee Chairman
Procedures for Obtaining
Rank Advancement / Recognition Badges
To obtain Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturer advancement/recognition badges from the Scout shop you are required to have the Unit Advancement Form printed from Internet Advancement to purchase these badges. Click here to be redirected to the NCAC advancement page for more details. (scroll down the linked page to see this information)
If you have a question about these procedures, please send them to Rob Heider at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advancement News Newsletter
About Advancement News:
"Advancement News is the official e-letter of the Boy Scouts of America national Advancement Team. 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." It is generally a monthly publication. (from the initial issue of Advancement News, October 2011) Advancement News is for council, district, and unit leadership. Advancement News issues will be posted here as they come out.
June July 2012
Internet Advancement is Here! It must be used to record the advancement in your unit. Also, don't forget to submit your printed Unit Advancement Report (UAR) to the scout shop for obtaining your rank badges. This is the only UAR that the NCAC Scout Shop is accepting in order to purchase rank advancement badges. Also, Check out the link (left side) under the advancement tab