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ONLINE ONLY ADVANCEMENT TRACKING STARTS 1/1/2016. As many other Council’s across America have done to better serve youth, we will move to an online-only Advancement tracking system beginning January 1, 2016.  Please Continue to Read Below:

Important Information: Scoutbook Lite to replace Internet Advancement 2018External Link

Advancement Program

Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank in the Scouting program.  A fundamental principal of advancement in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing is the growth a young person achieves as a result of his/her participation in unit programs. For details, visit or email the Advancement team at

Merit Badges

Merit badges are advancements for Boy Scouts that signify the mastery of certain Scoutcraft skills, as well as serving to increase skill in an area of personal interest. Of the more than 138 merit badges available, twenty-one must be earned to qualify for Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting

Merit Badge University

Merit Badge University (MBU) is a one-day event that gives Boy Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges ranging from recreational activites to Eagle Scout prerequisites.

Internet Advancement

The Alamo Area Council is excited to announce that units can now use Internet Advancement for FREE 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. Units may use this service at any time as long as the unit is an active unit.

You will need your unit BSA ID number to get started.  If you have questions or issues, please contact our certified registrar, Melissa Moore, by email at or by phone at 210-341-8611 Ext. 101.


The Musselman Scout Shop needs either Internet Advancement advancement report or ScoutBook advancement report to purchase any restricted badges (ranks, merit badges, etc). Replacement badges can be verified in ScoutBook.


Begin Using Internet Advancement



Here is a list of upcoming Advancement events:

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