Revised: March 13, 2012
First posted on June 6, 2008
Procedure for Obtaining
Rank Advancement/Recognition Badges
The Boy Scouts of America uses Advancement/Recognition as one of its methods to achieve its mission of instilling values in our youth members. Advancement and recognition of advancement are accomplished through the purchase of rank advancement from the Scout Shop at the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda, Maryland or the Scout Shop at the Ravensworth Plaza in Springfield, Virginia and then presenting those awards to Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturer.
To address the issue of proper recording and reporting of Advancement and to assist in the processing of transfer requests and Eagle Scout rank advancements, the National Capital Area Council (NCAC), BSA adheres to existing BSA procedures that require the submission of advancement reports when purchasing rank advancements. This procedure only addresses the rank advancement badges for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers. Merit Badges and other youth recognition items are not affected.
The properly completed Internet Advancement Report is required to purchase rank advancement badges and rank cards. A properly completed internet advancement report from the online internet advancement program will be requested (at the time of purchase) in order to purchase rank advancement badges
“Bulk purchasing” of rank advancement badges is not allowed. However, additional rank advancements badges may be purchased only in small quantities for multiple uniforms, lost badges or award plaques.
If you have questions concerning these procedures, please contact your District Advancement Chairman or send them directly to me at email@example.com.
Yours in Scouting,
Alan Deter, Chairman
Advancement & Recognition Committee, NCAC