Policy on Unauthorized Changes to Advancement Program

No council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or subtract from, advancement requirements. There are limited exceptions relating only to members with special needs. For details see section 10, “Advancement for Members With Special Needs.”

Mandated Procedures and Recommended Practices

This publication clearly identifies mandated procedures with words such as “must” and “shall.” Where such language is used, no council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to deviate from the procedures covered, without the written permission of the National Advancement Program Team.

Recommended best practices are offered using words like “should,” while other options and guidelines are indicated with terms such as “may” or “can.” Refer questions on these to your local district or council advancement chairs or staff advisors. They, in turn, may request interpretations and assistance from the National Advancement Program Team.

The Guide to Safe Scouting Applies

Policies and procedures outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting apply to all BSA activities, including those related to advancement and Eagle Scout, Quartermaster, and Summit Award service projects.

How to become a Merit Badge Counselor

Register or make changes to your badge selections

Citizenship in Society Eagle Scout requirements clarification

Eagle Scout candidates will continue to use the current rank requirements until June 30, 2022 and will not be required to complete the new Citizenship in Society Merit Badge as long as they complete all of the current Eagle Rank requirements before July 1, 2022.   They do not have to submit their final Eagle Scout application nor complete their Eagle Scout Board of Review prior to July 1, 2022 but must complete all current Eagle Scout requirements before then.

Starting July 1, 2022, Eagle Scout candidates will be required to complete all Eagle Scout requirements including the new Citizenship in Society merit badge.

As has been the practice, the Local Council will be responsible for verifying in the system the Eagle Scout candidate and their completion of the Eagle Scout requirements.  The Local Council will determine those Scouts that meet all requirements before July 1, 2022, under the current requirements, and those Scouts that fall under the new Eagle Scout requirements as of July 1, 2022.


Please Note New E-Mail for the the Eagle Desk:

NEW Eagle Scout Workbook

Updated 3/29/2023

NEW Eagle Scout Application

Updated 7/22/2022

Steps to Eagle Checklist

Twin Rivers Council process for Eagle Scout Award

Council Eagle Scout Tracking

Updated weekly status of Eagle Scout candidates

Eagle Scout Reference Check Acknowledgement Form

Eagle Scout Extension

Submit to Council Advancement Chair for consideration when completed

Historical Eagle Roster (Twin Rivers plus predecessor Councils)

This list contains all of the known Eagle Scouts for the Twin Rivers Council and all of the former Councils (Adirondack, Fort Orange, Governor Clinton, Mohican, Uncle Sam, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sir William Johnson).

Of note, in the seventies, the national Council stored the information on the then state of the art microfiche. Overtime, there was damage to the microfiche files before they were digitized. So, you will see gaps in some information and you may not find expected names on the list.

As such, this is the most accurate list known.

Community Resources

Look here for resources available from community organizations:

The Military Order of the World Wars Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Chapter of NY - Recognizes Eagle Scout, Venture Summit Award and Sea Scout Quartermaster Award recipients. Click here for more info.

Department of New York Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Eagle Scout Recognition Program. Click here for more info.

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