Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank.  Though certainly goal-oriented, advancement is not a competition, it is a joint effort involving Scouts, families, and adult Scouters. Though much is done individually; Scouts often work together in groups to focus on achievements and electives. Watchful leaders, both youth and adult, lend assistance or encouragement as needed and recognize each Scout’s unique combination of strengths and weaknesses.  It is one of several methods designed to help unit leadership carry out the aims and mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Current Eagle Scout Workbook being used now is the October 2015 edition, the Scout Executive is Michael B. Surbaugh.
On the the Eagle Scout Application, you must use the April 2017 edition. If not the application will be rejected by Council.


For information on Merit Badge Counselors click here.


           Chair                                                             Joe Hatcher                        410-360-1024                

ViceChair  & Dean of Merit Badges              John P. Ertel                      410-757-6618       

Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator             Jim Krempel                     410-551-9889

ViceChair                                                       Jon Squire                          410-636-1726               

National Advancement Task Force               John P. Ertel                       410-757-6618                

Cub Scout Advancement                                Sharon Squire                   410-636-1726                

Special Awards Coordinator                          Pete Walsh                         301-604-5861      


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