Internet Advancement makes it easy for unit leadership to record awards, ranks and merit badges to youth via an online process. This system is separate from Internet Rechartering, but uses a similar concept.
At any time during the year, the unit advancement processor from each active unit will be able to record advancements to youth member records. And, they'll also be able to print a unit roster at any time. The roster is the most current information from ScoutNET, and it will include the person ID for each adult and youth member.
Reports that are available from Internet Advancement are:
- UNIT ADVANCEMENT SUMMARY showing ranks, merit badges, and awards saved in each person record for current members of the unit.
- ADVANCEMENT REPORT lists each youth member that has new ranks, merit badges, and awards, if any. This is the official unit Advancement Report to be signed and submitted to the Council Office.
- UNIT AWARDS SUMMARY lists the number of new ranks, merit badges, and awards by name as a shopping list.
- ADVANCEMENT UPDATE SUMMARY lists any ranks, merit badges and awards that were already in the member record and were updated online.
The Council will provide each unit with a Unit ID Number and the unit will assign ONE ADULT
to record advancement. The Council recommends that the Advancement Chairman of the unit be the processor.
Ranks must be recorded based on program identification and in the correct rank and date sequence. Only the Eagle Scout Rank cannot be awarded by this process.
Troop and Crew Leadership need to become familiar with the Eagle Rank process. The Council offers Life to Eagle Seminars twice a year to help them with the process.
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. BSA policies for rank advancements are enforced, so what the unit processors enter will meet these requirements or entry will not be allowed.
If you have questions or comments, contact the Northwest Suburban Council and speak to either Dee Ryan at 847-824-6886, your District Executive, or Paul Whittenhall at 847-824-6880 x1001.