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For Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Sea Scouts, advancement is the process by which Scouts progress from rank to rank in the Scouting program. Venturing has a less structured recognition program. Advancement is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself. Everything done to advance and earn these ranks and recognitions should be designed to help the young person have an exciting and meaningful experience.

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

Advancement News is designed for council and district advancement chairs and their committees, unit advancement coordinators, advancement staff advisors, and Eagle processors. However, any Scouting volunteers or professionals who may find the News helpful are encouraged to subscribe.

Council Committee Chair David Chan
Vice Chair (Boy Scouts)
Vice Chair (Cub Scouts, Venturing) Steve Leopold
Baden Powell Arland Hotchkiss
Constellation Sarah Robinson
Continental Sandy Polen
General Nash Holly Hammond
Lafayette Jim Shelton
Minquas Karlis Ulmanis
Northern Jeff Williamson
Roosevelt John Heiple
Triune Gary Hodges
Washington Warren Friedel
Scoutreach Don Wallace
Lifesaving and Heroism Awards Bob Wetzel
Council Merit Badge Counselor Dean Stephen Perrone
Scouts with Special Needs
Council Boy Scout Rank Advancement Issues John Heiple
Website and Training Susan Best
Staff Advisor Nick Nowak


Arland Hotchkiss

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