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COVID-19 Advancement Information



BSA Guide to Advancement Extension of the Age Requirement (GTA provides the five tests to be considered when reviewing extension requests.


Scouting at Home - Link to ideas of activities to stay active in Scouting while units are not actively meeting face-to-face.

BSA Scouting at Home - Link to BSA website with info for

  • Cub Scouts - activities Cub Scouts can do at home
  • Scouts BSA - Science activities, other fun, and 58 merit badges that can be worked at home - make sure to have a counselor!
  • Venturing - try a 30 day challenge  

Scoutmaster conferences:  Scoutmaster Conferences may be held using web video conferencing. Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting: follow youth protection guidelines.

Unit review/approval of Eagle or Summit Project Proposals: Project proposal reviews may be conducted using web video conferencing.  Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting:  follow youth protection guidelines.  

COVID-19 Advancement Questions and Answers - use this link to reach the BSA FAQ page with questions/answers about advancement, extensions, boards of review, and more.


BAC Eagle Application Processing - use this link to reach the BAC process for handling Eagle Applications during the COVID-19 restrictions.


BAC Additional Guidance for Videoconference Boards of Review - use this link to reach the BAC Process for implementing  Videoconference Boards of Review during COVID-19 restrictions. 


Lake Erie Council Scouting at Home - use this link to reach

Instructional videos and video taped live events

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Scouts Own Service
  • How to fold the flag

Plus Self-Guided Activities for BSA Programs 

Spirit of Adventure Council’s New England Base Camp Online - use this link to reach

  • Online Cub Scout Adventures
  • Merit Badges
  • At-home activities

Alamo Area Council - use this link to reach

Watch “Scout TV”

  • Family COPE games
  • Fun Knot Tying
  • Kitchen Chemistry

Merit Badge classes

ScoutShare - use this link to reach the ScoutShare site

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Baltimore Area Council

701 Wyman Park | Baltimore MD | 21211
(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


 Schapiro Scout Service Center (Council headquarters)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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