Thunderbird District

Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Scout Teams, and Venturing Crews can process their advancement on Internet Advancement.

Internet Advancement lets unit leaders (Pack, Troop, Team, Crew) record youth advancement to their BSA member records at any time throughout the year.

Ranks and earned awards will be added to the youth member records and submitted to the BSA's ScoutNET system. This will update the youth member's record and the unit advancement statistics as they are achieved.

There are many different Adult Awards for training, service and other recognition. Here are links to downloadable progress record cards (in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format) for many of these awards. Each lists all of the requirements for the award along with space for needed approval signatures. The completed progress record acts as your application for the award. You may turn this in at any time to your Unit Commissioner, the District Training Chairman or other District Representative. Awards are usually given at the District Recognition Dinner.
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The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's national honor society. Its membership fulfills the Order's purpose of recognizing those who exemplify Scouting's values, promoting responsible outdoor adventure, developing young leaders, and crystallizing the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others. Established in 1915, the OA emphasizes service to the unit. In this way, Arrowmen give back to their troops with the leadership skills and values of service learned through the Order. The Order's program complements the troop's, providing valuable leadership training programs, world-class high adventure opportunities, and exciting national conferences.