Black River District Advancement - Curt Lunchick

The district advancement committee implements procedures that help achieve BSA advancement procedures. The committee helps Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams, and Venturing crews succeed. Units help youth members advance in rank. If they advance, they will have a good experience and will grow in their Scouting adventure.


  1. Reports to the district chair.

  2. Stimulates advancement and of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.

  3. Ensures units establish and maintain proper advancement procedures in accordance with national policies.

  4. Recruits and orients enough of the right kind of people for all aspects of the committee function.

  5. Establishes district advancement goals, develops a plan to achieve them, and track their attainment.

  6. Assists packs, troops, teams, and crews and evaluates their progress as needed.

  7. Monitors rank advancements throughout the year and provides assistance to units with little or no advancement.

  8. Coaches troop, team and crew leaders in methods for conducting boards of review and courts of honor.

  9. Recruits and trains an adequate group of merit badge counselors for the district.

  10. Publishes and maintains a current list of merit badge counselors.

  11. Maintains this record on the district website accessible to units.

  12. Implements council advancement and recognition programs.

  13. Reviews and approves Eagle Scout service project plans submitted by Eagle Scout candidates via District Eagle Board.

  14. Participates in troop/crew boards of review.

  15. Conducts district-level Eagle Scout candidate boards of review via District Eagle Board.

  16. Promotes crew review boards led by the crew president for Gold/Silver/Ranger awards.

  17. Reviews Eagle Scout candidate appeals if a unit denies their application or turns them down at the board of review.

  18. Provides physical facilities and experts in advancement fields that are difficult for units to secure.