The Capitol District Advancement Committee Work Space 
The Capitol District Advancement Committee of the Baltimore Area Council, B.S.A., has hosted this site to assist Life Scouts, parents, units and the Capitol District Advancement Committee track, manage and status the review and approval of Eagle Scout projects. It provides a common workspace and organizes a number of resources to promote a better understanding of the Life to Eagle Advancement process. It is intended to help these individuals interpret the advancement policy established by the Boy Scouts of America National Advancement Committee, procedures implemented within the Baltimore Area Council and practices followed within The Capitol District. Specific steps and check lists are provided to assist Scouts and Scouters prepare and submit the Eagle Scout Rank Application and accompanying materials. Following this guidance will prevent delays in securing approval and certification by the National Advancement Committee.

This site is divided into 5 general areas of interest
Internet AdvancementEagle Scouts, Life Scouts, Unit & Eagle Coaches and Project Beneficiary.  Unit Scouters and Eagle Coaches should be familiar with the information presented in all areas. There are a number of useful files and links located on the BSA Resources, BAC Resources and DAC Resources pages.
This site is based on National documentation and duplicates the information contained in the online Guide to Advancement, with added information that is specific to the Baltimore Area Council.  In the case of conflicting information the current year Boy Scout Requirements Book and the Guide to Advancement 2019 take precedence.

Internet Advancement:
A Nation Advancement Committee has directed that all units use the BSA’s Internet portal to report advancement to the local council.  All units are required to submit unit advancement and awards using Internet Advancement. The Scout shops requires submission of an Internet Advancement report to purchase BSA awards. With the exception of Eagle Scout rank, hardcopy advancement reports will no longer be accepted by the BAC. To learn more view the Internet Advancement of this web.

Recent Rank Revisions:
National instituted significant changes to the advancement policy and requirements in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.  The key documents follow:  
  • National Policy
    • Eagle Scout Service Project WorkbookNo. 512-927 The latest revision of the Eagle Scout workbook was released in January 2019. The most recent version of the workbook must be used when a Scout starts development of his proposal. (NOTE: if the above link fails to load, start Acrobat reader, click File> Open and paste the following link http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927_fillable.pdf and click the Open button.)
      Scouts who have already downloaded and begun working with the previous version of the workbook must be allowed to continue using it, whether or not their proposal has been approved. A Scout whose proposal has already been approved using the original workbook may opt to use the “Final Plan,” the “Fundraising Application,” and the “Project Report” sections of the revised workbook. Scouts who have not begun working on their proposal must only use the current version of the workbook. Council or district advancement committees should use common sense and judgment, however, if Scouts submit former versions of the workbook. There is not much point in having Scouts copy everything from one version of the workbook to another. 
    • Eagle Scout Rank Application, No. 512-728 The current version of the application must be used. Council will reject earlier version and you will need to resubmit paperwork necessitating a second trip to Baltimore.
    • Online rank advancement and Eagle Palms requirements of the Boy Scouts of America supersede those listed in the 14th edition Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls and the 14th edition Scouts BSA Handbook for BoysThe Venturing and Sea Scout positions of responsibility are incorrectly listed in the new handbooks. The online requirements are effective Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020. See 2020  Requirements.
    • Special rank advancement guidelines for males and females entering Scouts BSA as of February 1, 2019
    • Online Guide to Advancement 2019 PDF or Web
    • 'Advancement News' newsletter
    • National Web site advancement information
  • Baltimore Area Council Procedures
    • Advancement Committee procedures
    • Web site advancement information
  • The Capitol District Practice
    • The review and approval practices
We hope users find the site to be a useful resource.
The Capitol District Advancement Committee
The Recent site activity link show recent site updates.

To check the status of an individual project click the
Project Status link. If there are any questions regarding status or issues please contact the DAC member assigned to the project and Advancement.chair@gmail.com .

DAC Resources Page Updates

  • Guide for completing the Eagle workbook.pdf   4107k - Oct 30, 2015, 9:58 PM by Advancement Chair (v1)
    ‎Scouts and Units are encouraged to use this guide when completing and reviewing an Eagle Scout Proposal. The guide suggests the kind and level of information that is recommended for each section of an workbook submission.  ‎
  • EagleWorkbookMacPDFsolutions.pdf   46k - May 4, 2013, 12:20 PM by Advancement Chair (v1)
    ‎Ever receive a blank workbook. This is related to editing the on a MAC. See the following guide.‎
  • Eagle Scout Rank Application Check List.doc   69k - Nov 24, 2019, 10:26 AM by Advancement Chair (v5)
    ‎Scouts and Units should use this guide to confirm that the Eagle Scout Application is fully and properly completed.‎
  • Newspaper Eagle Scout Questionnaire.doc   79k - May 4, 2013, 12:22 PM by Advancement Chair (v2)
    ‎Advertize your project in The Capitol newspaper.‎
  • book_page_flip_md_clr.gif   15k - Jul 27, 2012, 7:10 PM by Advancement Chair (v3)
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