Achieving First Class in the First Year

My husband joined Scouts at the age of twelve. He enjoyed doing activities and making friends. By the end of the year, he received his First Class rank. He was involved and ready to...

Boy Scout Requirements Transition Period Coming to End

Recent changes to Boy Scout requirements occurred last January. For Scouts out there clamoring to finish up past requirements, the deadline for the transition period is quickly approaching. This information was just posted in...
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Have you seen BSA’s Digital Merit Badge Pamphlets?

When the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) started updating and innovating the merit badge program, I knew it would be an interesting journey full of possibilities and potential opportunities. The project involved more than...

On Increasing Advancement

What can you do as the person responsible for advancement on your unit committee? As the new committee chair of a troop, team and crew, I have been asking myself this question. I am...

Our Court of Honor

Reading the July/August 2016 edi­tion of Advance­ment News as a new committee chair, I was struck by the article: "On Increasing Advancement." There they remind us:  “To be effec­tive, advance­ment must be rec­og­nized." We have known for a hundred years...
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Is It Time for a Court of Honor?

After summer camp is natural time for the badges to roll in, but not matter what a troop or team should hold a court of honor every three months with families, friends, and the...

Your Best Advancement “Compass”

You have read your son’s handbook cover to cover. You have spoken with a number of folks in your unit and district. Yet, you still have more than a few questions: What is the...
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Christian Craft earns the 200th Eagle Rank for Newport Beach Troop

On June 1st, 2016, Christian Craft passed his final board of review and became the 200th Eagle Scout for Newport Beach’s Troop 90, which meets at the Sea Base on PCH every Tuesday at...

Brothers First Vietnamese-American Scouts to Earn All Available 138 Scout Merit Badges

Fountain Valley, CA– Irvine residents Koby and Ben Nguyen have earned all of the available Boy Scout merit badges, a feat (according to meritbadgeknot.com) accomplished by fewer than 283 Boy Scouts since 1928. The...

Vertical Scouting with Group 664

There's been a lot of buzz around the council lately about vertical Scouting. The idea is simple and has been around implicitly for a long time. Vertical Scouting is to have a pack, troop,...