Internet advancement is still the official system of the Boy Scouts of America for recording advancement for all youth. Even though ScoutBook.com was purchased by BSA National back in April 2015 and you’re able to record advancement data within it, you still need to send the information over to the Internet Advancement (IA) system for it to be official. ScoutBook.com, like other programs, allows advancement data to be exported so it can then be imported into the BSA Internet Advancement system.
NOTE: Scoutbook Lite to replace Internet Advancement.
***Internet Advancement Report Required for all purchases of awards and ranks starting March 1, 2017. No hand written or other system reports will be accepted.***
Using the System
Internet Advancement makes it simple and easy to submit accurate and official advancement reports. Plus you can do it anytime and from almost anywhere, and there are other great benefits:
- Official record
- Ensure accuracy
- Easy transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts
- No loss of information
- Other helpful reports
How to Register to use the Internet Advancement portal
See the 3 minute instructional video below on on how to register with BSA's Internet Advancement system.
What you need to register:
- Unit ID -- a number assigned from the council during chartering (Unit ID Search Tool)
- Unit type -- Pack, Troop, Team, Crew, Ship
- Unit Number -- your actual unit number, for example Troop 25
VIDEO: How to Register (3min):
Download Instructions for District Executive to reset an Internet Advancement User
How to enter a Blue Card and submit a report
5 minute instructional video on how to enter a blue card and submit a report.
What you need:
- Unit ID -- a number assigned from the council during Chartering (This is unit specific: Pack, Troop, Team, Crew, Ship)
- Password -- the password you used to registered with the IA system
- Blue Card -- a merit badge blue card that needs to be recorded
VIDEO: How to Enter a Blue Card and Submit a Report (5min):