Every Scouting activity moves young people toward the basic aims of: character development, citizenship training, leadership, and mental and physical fitness.

Advancement is one of the eight methods used by Scout leaders to help youth fulfill the aims of the BSA. Scout leaders need to understand the mechanics, policies and procedures of Advancement. National BSA has published the Guide to Advancement for this purpose.

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Life to Eagle Seminar

April 8, 2023 | 9:00 AM to Noon
Camp Carpenter - Training Center
300 Blondin Road, Manchester, NH

Session topics include:

  • The Top Ten “Why I didn’t get my Eagle” Excuses
  • “Long Poles in the Tent” for Project Planning
  • “Will This Project Be Approved?”
  • “The Eagle Board of Review: An Inside Look”

This seminar is for Star and Life Scouts only. Scouts should wear their full Class A uniforms. There is no fee for this event!

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Advancement News & Updates

MAY 2, 2022

Announcing Eagle Scout Rank Document Submittal Process Improvements

Effective May 16th any Scout that is submitting an Eagle Scout Rank Application and Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose for Verification and Board of Review may submit the documents electronically via an online portal at https://www.cognitoforms.com/BSA4/SubmissionOfEagleScoutRankApplicationAndRequestToScheduleBoardOfReview. Documents submitted via this portal will be processed as they are received and forwarded to the District Eagle Board for scheduling a Board of Review. Applications that are not submitted via the Eagle Rank Application portal may experience delays in processing.

Extension of Time to Earn the Rank of Eagle Scout

Any Scout that wishes to make a Request for an Extension of Time to Earn the Eagle Scout Rank may do so by submitting Form 512-077 and all supporting information via an online portal at https://www.cognitoforms.com/BSA4/RequestForExtensionOfTimeToEarnTheEagleScoutRank. Documents submitted via this portal will be routed directly to the committee responsible for review and approval of the request.

Online Resources

There is no change in how Scouts request review and approval for the Eagle Scout Service Project. Details specific to your District’s process for this review and approval can be found at https://nhscouting.org/advancement/board-of-review/. If applicable, any updates or modifications to dates, locations, and other details about Boards of Review will be listed.

Scouts and Leaders can find resources to support the Life to Eagle Scout process at https://nhscouting.org/advancement/life-to-eagle.

Announcing Process Improvements for Unit Advancement Reports

Effective July 1st Advancement Reports will not be required for the purchase of advancements at the Manchester Scout Shop. Additionally, Units are asked to use one of the available online tools Internet Advancement or Scoutbook to record unit advancements. If your Unit is currently not using either tool to provide Scouts with immediate recognition for advancement received please review this article to help you learn about each tool and decide which one works best for your Unit.