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Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank in the Scouting program.  A fundamental principal of advancement in Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, and Venturing is the growth a young person achieves as a result of his/her participation in unit programs. For details, visit Link or email the Advancement team at

Merit Badges

Merit badges are advancements for Scouts that signify the mastery of certain Scoutcraft skills, as well as serving to increase skill in an area of personal interest. Of the more than 138 merit badges available, twenty-one must be earned to qualify for Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting

Merit Badge University

Merit Badge UniversityExternal Link (MBU) is a one-day event that gives Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges ranging from recreational activites to Eagle Scout prerequisites.

Internet Advancement

You will need your unit BSA ID number to get started.  If you have questions or issues, please contact our certified registrar, Melissa Moore, by email at Melissa.Moore@Scouting.orgExternal Link or by phone at 210-341-8611 Ext. 101.

The Musselman Scout Shop needs either Internet Advancement advancement report or ScoutBook advancement report to purchase any restricted badges (ranks, merit badges, etc). Replacement badges can be verified in ScoutBook.


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