PackMaster & TroopMaster talk to BSA Internet Advancement – upload your advancement report today!
As you may know, BSA's Internet Advancement System is now being used by many of the local councils. The advancement/4403 report in both TroopMaster and PackMaster will produce a file that is fully compatible with this new system. BSA's system will refer to our recharter file as the UMS (Unit Management System) file. Help with PackMaster and TroopMaster
Internet Advancement Experiencing Difficulties
The Internet Advancement is experiencing some difficulties, and we are working with National BSA to learn more. As soon as we have more information, we will post it here.
Some issues experienced with the Internet Advancement System:
1. Units are unable to print a report after submission
2. A unit's submitted reports are not showing in their accounts properly
Units having trouble with Internet Advancement:
- If you find a unit that is not using Internet Advancement, please share the Advancement Report
- They can fill in the report electronically, (preferred for handwriting errors) or print and hand-write
- Then scan & email to 326Advancements@scouting.org or fax to 402.431.0444
- Send in by December 20, to ensure the information gets in for year-end, and your Scouts get their recognition items right away.
- The Council will share the reports with the Gottschalk Scout Shop, so they may fill orders, if leaders would like.
It is important to report advancements, so we can have accurate records of a Scout's accomplishments.
Internet Advancement Tutorials
Creating an Internet Advancement Account
Entering Internet Advancements
Use Internet Explorer 7+ for best results. The systems do not yet support Apple/Mac software and other browsers.
If your unit has not logged on, in the last six months, you may need to have your password reset. Please call 402.431.9BSA (402.431.9272) to reset your password.
If you are still experiencing problems, we would recommend you download this Advancement Report . You can edit and save this electronic form, then email it in when you're ready to submit to Council. Email to 326Advancements@scouting.org.
The Internet Advancement System is experiencing some issues with some of its functionality. It is still available for your use, if you have not had any problems with it recently, don't hesitate to continue to use it. A few things to consider:
To use Internet Advancement:
Select the unit advancement processor. This person must have Internet connectivity and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Get your Unit ID number .
Gather information for advancement, including merit badge applications and advancement records with dates.
Click on the "Login" button on this page. Follow the instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print an advancement report
Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit it to the council. You must turn in an advancement copy to the council office (Scout Shop) when you purchase advancements (badges of rank and merit badges). Save a copy for your files.
Units should submit monthly reports before the end of each month, or more often if needed. In December, submit a report before the end of the month to update your unit and council statistics.