The Capitol District Advancement Committee Work Space 

Review the Modified Process - COVID19 page to learn more about the modified Eagle document submission/review and Eagle Scout Project approval process. Use of electronic signatures is approved through September 2020.

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.

The DAC issues advancement news and changes periodically as well of unit advancement statistics via an email list server. A historical list of communications may be viewed. If you would like to receive future emails please send and email to:Advancement.chair@gmail.com and ask to be be added to the list. Indicate you unit, position and preferred email. 

Recent Rank Revisions:
National instituted significant changes to the advancement policy and requirements in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.  It is very important to use the latest version of the required document. The key documents follow:  
  • National Policy
    • Eagle Scout Service Project WorkbookNo. 512-927. Life Scouts most use the official online version of the Eagle Scout workbook found at https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/resources/ at the time they start development of their proposal. Scouts must be allowed to continue using that version when newer versions are released even if their proposal has not been approved. A Scout whose proposal has been approved using the original version workbook may opt to use the “Final Plan,” the “Fundraising Application,” and the “Project Report” sections from a newer version workbook. 
      Council or district advancement committees should use common sense and judgment, however, if Scouts submit former versions of the workbook i.e. 2015 or 2017. There is not much point in having Scouts copy everything from one version of the workbook to another. 
      (NOTE: if the above link fails to load, start Acrobat
      Reader 9 or higher, click File> Open and paste the following link http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927_fillable.pdf and click the Open button.)
    • Eagle Scout Rank Application, No. 512-728 The most current online version of the application must be used. Scouts must use the 2020 form if they have not already started filled out the 2019 form. Council will also accept the 2019 version for a short period of time.
    • 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
    • National's 'Advancement News' newsletter
    • National's Web site Advancement and Awards pages
  • Baltimore Area Council Procedures
  • The Capitol District Practice
    • The review and approval practices outlined in this web
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 2021.pdf   2193k - Jan 15, 2021, 9:15 PM by TCD 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 for completing the Eagle workbook 2019.pdf   4849k - Jan 15, 2021, 9:16 PM by TCD Advancement Chair (v3)
    ‎OLD 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 TCD Advancement Chair (v2)
    ‎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   72k - Feb 4, 2020, 6:39 PM by TCD Advancement Chair (v7)
    ‎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 TCD Advancement Chair (v3)
    ‎Advertize your project in The Capitol newspaper.‎
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