Prepared. For Life.
Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The steps in the advancement system helps Scouts grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
BSA Mission Statement
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Policy on Unauthorized Changes to Advancement Program
No council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or subtract from, advancement requirements. There are limited exceptions relating only to youth members with disabilities. For details see section 10, "Advancement for Members With Special Needs."
Mandated Procedures and Recommended Practices
This publication clearly identifies mandated procedures with words such as "must" and "shall." Where such language is used, no council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to deviate from the procedures covered, without the written permission of the national Advancement Team.
Recommended best practices are offered using words like "should," while other options and guidelines are indicated with terms such as "may" or "can." Refer questions on these to your local district or council advancement chairs or staff advisers. They, in turn, may request interpretations and assistance from the national Advancement Team.
Local Council Representative
You may wonder, "Who do I contact when I have an advancement question at my local council office", we have an answer. Your council advancement specialist, is Michelle Baumann. Michelle Baumann has been dedicated to providing Cascade Pacific Council members for over twenty two years with extraordinary service, integrity, and knowledge; she is an expert on advancement matters.
Phone: (503) 225-5714
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To view and keep track of previous and current updates or addendums made to advancement materials and guidelines, please check in regularly with the Scouting.org advancement news page. Advancement News.
Council Name: Cascade Pacific Council- 492