Internet Advancement

The BSA announced it will release Scoutbook Lite, a new tool for quickly inputting advancement data, in the third quarter of 2018.

This free solution will replace the current Internet Advancement platform, which will be retired.

Scoutbook Lite will feature a slick new user interface. It will be optimized to whatever device you use: desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Once Scoutbook Lite is released, the Scoutbook database will become the official record of advancement for the BSA.

Units can process ranks and awards for packs, troops, teams, crews, ships, and posts. Units can now submit advancement for unit youth members online. Use Internet Advancement to: add ranks, merit badges, and awards! Update information on existing advancements (except the Eagle Scout rank)

To use Internet Advancement:

  1. Select the unit advancement processor.  This person must have Internet connectivity and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  2. Obtain a unit ID code from your District ExecutiveSapona District, Jeff Bays,
  3. Gather information for advancement, including merit badge applications and advancement records with dates.
  4. Click Internet Advancement here.  Follow the instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print an advancement report.
  5. Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit it to the council or Kannapolis Scout Service Center. Make sure to save a copy for your files!

If your Unit is not participating in Online Advancement, click here to access a hard copy advancement report. Make sure to print two copies of your report. One for your Unit's records and one to submit to the Albemarle or Kannapolis Scout Service Centers. They can also be emailed to or faxed to 704-982-0262.

Units should submit monthly before the end of each month, or more often if needed.  In December, submit a report before the end of month to update your unit and council statistics.

Internet Explorer 10 Compatibility Issues

Note: The supported browsers are Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11.

If using IE10, change browser settings to Compatibility Mode. To do so, go to the tool bar at the top of the page, select "Tools", then choose "Compatibility View Settings" from the list.