The Boy Scouts of America provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. A Scout plans his/her advancement and progresses at his/her own pace as he/she meets each challenge. The  Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him/her gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

In this advancement section you will find many useful links. Some of the documents found here have been created by other creative Scouters that you may find useful. Please keep in mind that only official BSA North Florida Council and National forms may be submitted for any advancement approval. Also, always check that you have the most recent printing of the documents you are going to summit.

If you have a question about an advancement issue, you should begin with your Unit Advancement Chair. The next step would be your District Advancement Chair. If you still need clarification then you can contact Council Advancement Chariman Brian Cowell at  

Guide to Advancement 

Outdoor Awards:

Scholarships for all Programs 

Eagle Scout Advancement

Eagle Scout Rank Requirements*
*Boy Scouts with disabilities may qualify for the Eagle Scout rank by fulfilling alternative requirements as determined by their council.

Eagle Scout Forms:

Links to help an Eagle Scout Court of Honor be special:

Eagle Scout Memberships: National Eagle Scout Association Membership Application

Eagle Scout College Scholarships