Advancement Resources

Advancement & Awards

Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.  Click here for more information on advancement and awards from the BSA.

Cub Scout Advancement

On the advancement trail, a Cub Scout progresses from rank to rank, learning new skills as he goes. Each of the ranks and awards in Cub Scouting has its own requirements. As you advance through the ranks, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities you learn as you get older. Click here for more information from the BSA.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Requirements

You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 130 merit badges. Any Boy Scout may earn a merit badge at any time. You don't need to have had rank advancement to be eligible. Click here for an introduction to Merit Badges by the BSA. 

Becoming an Eagle Scout

Visit this area of the site for the Eagle Scout Project Workbook, Rank Application, Reference Letter Guidelines, and more.  Click here for Eagle Scout Advancement resources.

Venturing Requirements

The Venturing awards and recognitions programs are designed to help Venturers grow in the areas of adventure, leadership, personal development, and service. Awards serve as benchmarks that give Venturers a structure for developing their own personal vision into manageable goals that lead to recognition by their peers, mentors, and the larger community. Click here to read more about the Venturing program and requirements.

Internet Advancement

The Potawatimi Area Council is excited to announce that units can now use Internet Advancement to record their youth member advancements from any online location.  You will find this method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information.

Click here for the Internet Advancement website. 

Here's how it works:

  • Choose an adult from your unit, who will be responsible for entering all advancement data for your unit.  (Usually the Unit Advancement Chairman)

  • Click here to go to the Internet Advancement site. (You must use Internet Explorer)

  • Enter your unit number and ID (can be acquired from your District Advancement Chairman or from the Council Service Center)

  • Load Roster

  • Update Member records

  • Submit

Other Benefits:

  • You may print a unit roster at any time.

  • Print an advancement report, secure the proper signatures and use the report to purchase awards at the Scout Shop.

  • Print an advancement summary for any or all members in your unit.

  • Print Membership Cards for any member of your unit.

  • Upload from Troopmaster and other 3rd party software.


Application for Group Merit Badge Instruction

Group Merit Badge Instruction Policy

Merit Badge Counselor Application Process

How To Check If You Are Registered As A Merit badge Counselor

Eagle Scout Application Checklist

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Eagle Scout Board of Review Policy

Eagle Project Approval and Eagle Board of Review Contacts

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