Advancement News and Upcoming Events

Why Advancement?

From Time to time the question has been asked - "Why does the Boy Scouts of American have an advancement program?" Read on to find the answer to this burning question...

A Wonderful Ending Requires a Great Beginning

A wonderful ending requires a great beginning. When that 11-year-old stands at the threshold of our troop meeting, what is that wonderful ending we desire? We want the boy to hike the long trail to Eagle. We help the boy become a man who lives a life devoted to the Scout Law and Oath. CLICK to read more...

The Transition Time is Now

The crossing over ceremony is about to begin, the Scout has recently earned his Arrow of Light Rank and stands before the small wooden bridge ready to move on to the troop and greater Scouting adventures. The bridge stands before him... CLICK to read more...

Fulfilling More Than One Requirement with a Single Activity

Leaders often ask, “Can one activity count for multiple requirements?” Topic 4.2.3.6 of the Guide to Advancement explains it can, read this entire article to find out more...

Revised Eagle Palm Requirements Became Effective Aug 1, 2017 - UPDATE

The BSA has announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms, which took effect on August 1, that will bring Eagle Palm requirements in line with the needs of older Scouts. CLICK here to read more...

Program Updates: Easily Accessible Online

Want to know how to get the scoop about the latest updates and requirement changes for the Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting or Venturing programs? READ more here...

Requirement Updates: How to Handle Them

Advancement requirements across all BSA youth programs change from time to time. Read this article to find out more about how to handle advancement changes...

Parent Signatures: Every Requirement is There for a Reason

Find out more about this requirement and why it exists -- "With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade”...

Revised Boy Scouts Campout Requirements

Read this article to find out about the changes to the Boy Scout Campout Requirements which became Effective August 1, 2017...

Lion Program Changes

The Columbia-Montour Council is happy to be participating in the second year of the nationwide Lion pilot program in the 2017-2018 Scouting year.