Internet Advancement

Process ranks and awards for packs, troops, teams, crews, ships, and posts.

Units can submit advancement for unit youth members online!

Internet AdvancementCape Cod & Islands Council is excited to announce that units are now able to use Internet Advancement to record their youth member advancements from any online location at home or at the office. You will find this new method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information.

Use Internet Advancement for the following:

  • Add ranks, merit badges, and awards for your youth members
  • Update information on existing advancements and awards (excepting the Eagle Scout rank)
  • Print unit rosters, advancement summary reports, and even temporary membership cards

The information contained in Internet Advancement is the most current information from ScoutNET, the official database for the BSA. Updates you make are recorded directly into ScoutNET. Unit roster reports also include the Person ID for each adult and youth member. This important information will be needed for online training courses.

Using Internet Advancement

  1. Select an Advancement Processor. This could be your Committee Member responsible for advancement. The Advancement Processor must have Internet connectivity and must use Microsoft Internet Explorer to access the system.
  2. Obtain a Unit Login ID code from the Council.
  3. Gather information for advancement, including merit badge applications and advancement records with dates.
  4. Navigate to the Internet Advancement portal website. We suggest that you "bookmark" the page to return later.
  5. Follow the instructions, if you are a "First Time User" or log in if you are a "Returning User".
  6. Log in and enter/verify all of your advancements.
  7. Once finished, print the Unit Advancement Report (2 copies).
  8. Have the appropriate people sign the printed Unit Advancement Report and submit the original copy to the Council. Save a copy for your files. Units should submit this report monthly before the end of each month, or more often if needed.
  9. Pick up your advancements and recognitions!

Information and Help

You may learn more about Internet Advancement by visiting the online Internet Advancement information pages. If you have additional questions, contact the Council Service Center.