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Internet Advancement

Internet Advancement is the process that Scouting units record and track advancement ranks and awards for their youth. This process can be done from any Internet-connected computer at any time.

Use Internet Advancement for the following:

  • Add ranks, merit badges, and awards for your youth members
  • Update information on existing advancements and awards (except the Eagle Scout rank)
  • Print unit rosters, advancement summary reports, and even temporary membership cards
  • Obtain 'Person ID' number for your leaders, allowing them to complete online training courses.

Ranks must be recorded based on program identification (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing) and in the correct rank and date sequence. Only the Eagle Scout rank cannot be awarded by this process. The Eagle Scout rank will still follow the current procedure. Awards to be entered will not include nominated awards, such as those for meritorious action, and awards that are controlled by other organizations, even if approved for uniform wear.

To Begin Using Internet Advancement


Help Information

Anyone may learn more about Internet Advancement by reading the online Internet Advancement Help information. Click the button below to access the online help. If you have any additional questions, you may send an email to  with the Subject line being "Question About Internet Advancement". We will respond via email with the information you requested. Alternatively, you may call 540-662-2551 and speak to Renee Eaton, or EMAIL her, our registrar, during normal office hours.

Shenandoah Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
107 Youth Development Court, Winchester, VA, 22602
540-662-2551 (Phone) | 540-662-2725 (Fax)

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