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 checks 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 National Council approval and certification.

This site is divided into 5 general areas of interest
Internet AdvancementEagle Scouts, Life Scouts, Unit & Eagle Coaches and Project Beneficiary.  Unit adults 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 patterned on National documentation and duplicates the information contained the Guide to Advancement 2017, 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 2017 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. The use of Internet Advancement (IA) in the Baltimore Area Council (BAC) becomes mandatory as of 2 April 2017.  All units will be required to submit unit advancement and awards using Internet Advancement. The Scout shops will require 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 has instituted a significant number of changes to the advancement policy and requirements in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.  

  • National Policy
    • Online Guide to Advancement 2017 PDF or Web
    • Venturing Supplement to the Guide to Advancement PDF
    • Eagle Scout Service Project WorkbookNo. 512-927 The latest revision of the Eagle Scout workbook was released in October 2015. The most recent version of the workbook must be used when a Scout starts development of his proposal. Once started, Scouts must be allowed to continue using that version, whether or not their proposal has been approved. A Scout whose proposal has already been approved using the original workbook may opt to switch to the “Final Plan,” the “Fundraising Application,” and the “Project Report” sections of the current workbook. (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.)
    • 2017 Boy Scout Requirements
    • '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.  ‎
  • Guide to Adancement section 9 2011 vs 2013.pdf   350k - Aug 30, 2013, 9:27 PM by Advancement Chair (v1)
    ‎Red line comparison of the BSA 2011 to 2013 Guide to Advancement changes.‎
  • 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   38k - Aug 30, 2013, 9:46 PM by Advancement Chair (v4)
    ‎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.‎
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