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The Boy Scouts of America has several online tools available to help unit leaders and other Scouters with Training, Advancement, Rechartering and other aspects of their Scouting Responsibilities.


Your MyScouting account gives you access to Scouting resources specific to your role in Scouting. These resources are intended to help you perform your Scouting duties most effectively.

Create an account to*:

  • take Youth Protection and other BSA training
  • access unit, district, and council tools
  • register for events
  • keep in touch with members and alumni

*Some of these tools require a Member ID.

Internet Advancement Tool

Units can use Internet Advancement to record their youth member advancements online. You will find this new method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information, and it will save you the effort of hand writing advancements onto a three-part carbon form. Use Internet Advancement for adding ranks, merit badges and awards. and to update information on existing advancements (except the Eagle Scout rank).

Things you will need

  1. Unit ID # - If you do not have this, use the link on the right "Forgot Your Unit ID Number" and you can send an email to get your number.
  2. Advancement Records - To enter in once you get into the system.
  3. Printer Access - So that you can print your Advancement Update Summary.
  4. System Requirements - Explorer 5.5 or higher, 56K or faster Internet connection

Internet Rechartering

Internet Rechartering allows you to renew your unit's charter online and perform the following actions:

  • Select members from your existing charter roster
  • Promote members from another unit
  • Add new members
  • Update member information
  • Print a summary of costs associated with the new charter.

Before beginning Internet Rechartering, collect all member information, including new member forms with the appropriate signatures. To complete the process, you must be connected to a printer to print the final report for signature.

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Scouting Magazine on Twitter

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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

At the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, our focus and determination is to make you and your unit our primary concern and gear our every effort into bringing all the assets Scouting has to offer directly to you. You'll discover a commitment on the part of everyone at our council to work with real zeal and determination to bring Scouting to over 6,000 area youth and train dozens of adult volunteers. You have our pledge to prove everyday that Scouting is not only good for youth, but good for adults as well. No other program is as rewarding - for any age - as Scouting, and our people are determined to prove it! Our programs and facilities are at your disposal to help you make your program the best that it can be!

What we do:

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council serves Packs, Troops, Crews, Posts and Groups with almost 6,000 registered scouts. The council is divided into two districts: Dan Beard and Two Mountains. As a Council, we provide:

  • Professional Staff members to aid everyone in a quality scouting program.
  • Activities to support unit programs
  • Formal training and supplies for all adult members
  • A variety of forms, flyers, and Kits
  • Handling all Scouter registrations with national
  • Aid with starting new units
  • Annual planning calendars
  • School night Flyers and kits
  • Awards, Knots, Ribbons for units and leaders
  • Maintains an insurance liability policy that protects all leaders and sponsoring organizations from a lawsuit arising from accidents during Scouting activities
  • Maintenance of two Camp facilities and their associated programs year-round.

For general comments or inquiries about the council, e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

From time to time, area vendors will offer opportunities for you to support Scouting with things you may buy or use everyday.  Below are some current offers from area vendors who want to help support Scouting in Northeastern Pennsylvania.



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