Online Advancement

Online advancement entry is here! The Allegheny Highlands Council is excited to present Internet Advancement so units can 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.

Internet Advancement makes it easy for unit leadership to record awards, ranks, and merit badges to youth via an online process. This system is separate from Internet Rechartering, but uses a similar concept.

At any time during the year, the unit advancement processor from each active unit will be able to record advancements to youth member records. And, they’ll also be able to print a unit roster at any time. The roster is the most current information from ScoutNET, and it will include the person ID for each adult and youth member.

These are other reports available from Internet Advancement.

  • Unit Advancement Summary shows ranks, merit badges, and awards saved in each person record for current members of the unit.

  • Advancement Report lists each youth member that has new ranks, merit badges, and awards, if any. This is the official unit Advancement Report to be signed and submitted to the office.

  • Unit Awards Summary lists the number of new ranks, merit badges, and awards by name as a shopping list.


Advancement Update Summary lists any ranks, merit badges, and awards that were already in the member record and were updated online. Units can now submit advancement for unit youth members online. Use Internet Advancement for the following:


  • Add ranks, merit badges, and awards

  • Update information on existing advancements (excepting the Eagle Scout rank). 


To use Internet Advancement:

  • Select the unit advancement processor. This person must have Internet connectivity and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

  • Obtain a unit ID code from the council service center or your district executive.

  • Gather information for advancement, including merit badge applications and advancement records with dates.

  • Click Internet Advancement on this page. Follow the instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print an advancement report.

  • Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit it to the council. Save a copy for your files.

  • Before you get started, we recommend you review the tutorial.

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

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