The Blue Ridge Mountains Council is excited to offer Online Advancement to your unit. This new method for recording advancements is easier and more efficient because you'll be entering the information yourself. This ensures that your units information will be correct, and you can do it from your home or office, anytime that it's convenient for you. Use Internet Advancement for the following:
Add ranks, merit badges and awards
Update information on existing advancements (excepting the Eagle Scout rank)
To Use Internet Advancement:
Select your unit advancement processor. This person must have Internet connectivity and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Obtain your unit ID number from the Council or your district executive.
Gather information from unit leaders for rank advancements, merit badges earned, etc.
Click Internet Advancement on this page.
Follow the instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print an advancement report.
After submitting your report, print a copy and send it to the Council Service Center. You may want to save a copy for your files. Units should submit advancements monthly before the end of each month, or more often if needed. In December, submit a report before the end of the month to update unit and Council statistics.
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH INTERNET ADVANCEMENT:
As of 12/16/2013:
- Open a window through Internet Explorer and then across the upper left part of the screen you will see “ File Edit View Favorites Tools Help.” Click on “Help” then click on “About Internet Explorer” and make sure you are running Version 10 or greater. (If you are running Version 9 or less you will need to call the national office for help.)
- If the case is that you are running Version 10 or greater then close the “About Internet Explorer” window and then click on “Tools” and then click on “Compatibility View Settings.”
- A “Compatibility View Settings” window will open. Under the “add this website” type in www.scouting.org and then click “Add.”
- It should now show up in the white box labeled “Websites you’ve added to Compatibility View.”
- DO NOT click on the check box labeled “Display all websites in Compatibility View” (this is where the National Help Desk and I differ). This will change the way you see some websites, specifically the Blue Ridge Mountains Council website (www.bsa-brmc.org)
- Close all Internet Explorer windows and reopen them. You should be good to go.