As of January 2011 the Sam Houston Area council has required the use of Internet Advancement for all ranks and merit badges.
Internet Advancement can be accessed in two ways: through http://www.scouting.org or through our website at www.samhoustonbsa.org via the link below (Internet Advancement next to the picture of the youth on bicycles).
At this time, do not enter any belt loops - there is a know glitch and they may not save.
It is possible to upload your advancement files directly from some third party software programs. theses include, but are not limited to, Troop/Pack Master, Scout Soft and Scout Mate. the full list can be found by the "Upload Advancement File" button in Internet Advancement.
Internet Advancement is designed to have one person from each unit as the designated "Processor". This person can only be changed by resetting the login information. this reset can only be done by a council employee. Please contact Cesiah Molina - 713-756-3398 or email Cesiah.Molina@scouting.org.
To get your unit ID# you can look a the list posted at the bottom of this page, or you can contact your Scouting professional or Support Services.
Please note that the ONLY rank that cannot be entered via Internet Advancement is the Eagle Scout Rank. Enter the merit badges and other ranks prior to bringing Eagle applications to the office to be approved for the Board of Review.
Unit advancement processor MUST have Internet connectivity and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher.
Gather advancement information including Advancement Reports from Boards of Review for Rank advancements, Den Leader records, Merit Badge "blue cards", etc. Please note that ALL ranks for Boy Scout Troops, Teams, Crews & Ships require a Board of Review AND a completed Advancement Report with the board of review members' signatures.
Enter through MyScouting or Internet Advancement portal below on this page. Follow the instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print two advancement reports. Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit to the Scout Shop. Save a copy for your files.
- Anyone registered with the unit can sign the Internet Advancement Report, and then take it to the Scout Shop to purchase ranks and merit badges.
- Passwords can be reset by contacting Cesiah Molina - 713-756-3398 or email Cesiah.Molina@scouting.org.
Click here for an internet advancement help sheet.
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