Advancement Headlines

Merit Badge College 2020. The Merit Badge College in 2020 is scheduled for February 15, 2020.  The event will offer an opportunity to earn up to three of 19 merit badge offerings.  Most of the merit badge offerings are related to a STEM area of interest.  The website is now open for registration {http://bsa.pct.edu/}.  A prerequisite for every Scout that attends the Merit Badge College is to have a current Cyber Chip; so make sure each Scout has completed the Cyber Chip requirements for their age group with a completion date of 2/1/19 or later.  Please go to and carefully read the section on prerequisites and Be Prepared requirements.  Scouts are encouraged to start now to work on the Be Prepared requirements!

Scoutbook, the BSA’s online tool for managing and tracking Scouting advancement, is now completely, totally, 100 percent free.

For more information click on this link.

The link for Scoutbook is here.

Eagle Project and Application Guide.  The Council Advancement Committee has created a guide to provide information to assist Scouts and adult leaders in the Susquehanna Council to properly complete an Eagle Scout service project and submit a complete packet for application for the rank of Eagle Scout.  The information is organized into six phases, with key points, steps, and notes provided for each phase.  It is intended to answer many frequently asked questions and preclude common mistakes.  It is available on the council’s advancement page: “Information and Resources for Life to Eagle Advancement” {click here}.

Guide to Advancement.  BSA has published a new version of the Guide to Advancement.  The 2019 version updates the previous version, published in 2017.  Section 1.0.3.0 provides a summary of the significant changes in this version.  The new Guide to Advancement is available to view on the council’s advancement page: “Advancement Resources” {click here}.  If you want to download the new guide, click here .