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Advancement During COVID-19


National Statement on COVID-19

BSA COVID-19 FAQ  - The FAQ is updated frequently - please check back for the latest news

Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more

In order to submit an application for a COVID-19 Eagle Extension, as outlined in the FAQ, email the following information to: HVCEagleExtensionsCOVID19@gmail.com -
Must be received by December 31, 2020

  1. A Request for Extension of Time to Earn Eagle Scout Rank https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-077.pdf - Please complete the Candidate Information section at the top, the Brief Summary of Circumstances, and the Unit Leader and Parent information at the bottom
  2. A statement regarding what is being delayed due to the virus - project and/or merit badges and which merit badges specifically 
  3. A digital copy of the scout's Eagle Project Workbook, as it currently stands


Scouting at Home

Merit Badges for social distancing: 58 badges scouts can complete at home

Fun projects for kids that you can do from home

Good turns during the coronavirus: Acts of Scouting service you can do from home

Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely

How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing



Click here for Youth Protection Training Information

Click here for National BSA 2019 Guide to Advancement

Click here for National BSA Advancement News Archives

Detailed Advancement Resources:  To obtain details on the many advancement resources and special opportunities offered to scouts, use this link that will bring you to that particular section of the National BSA Web site:  Scouts BSA Advancement and Awards and Cub Scout Advancement Trail

The current Eagle Scout Project Work Book is dated January 2019 on the front cover. The current Eagle Scout Rank Application is dated "January 2020 Printing" in the lower right corner of page 2. Scouts must use the latest version. Both are fillable PDF's, and should be completed on line. View the Eagle Scout section of the web site for further details. 

Merit Badges Updates


Keep up with the latest program updates


Looking for information on Eagle Scouts, Internet Advancement, or other Special Awards and Recognitions?  Please refer to the tabs on the left side of this page.


Eagle Scout Rank Credentials

Reprint requests for Eagle Scout credentials should be directed to the National Distribution Center’s customer service line at 1-800-323-0732 , extensions 458 or 488, or eagle.certificates@scouting.org.  Questions regarding Eagle Scout rank credentials, reprints, duplicate requests, and corrections should also be directed to National Distribution Center customer service.


Cub Scouting:  Updates

Scout Me In

Now open to all youth in Grades K - 5.

Cub Scout Program.


Venturing Program

The new vision for Venturing uses youth-led adventures and a simplified program model to provide a means of developing leadership skills, reinforcing the value of service to others, and creating opportunities for personal growth in line with the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Venturing Program Overview



Council Advancement Committee
Do you have more questions about procedures?  Contact the Council Committee.  For more local questions, listed below are the names of the Advancement Chairs, Eagle Scout coordinators and Merit Badge Coordinators in each of the 4 districts within our council.

Council Advancement Committee

Committee Chair:

Amy Dick

Staff Advisor:

David Horton

Merit Badge Coordinator

Fabio White

STEM Chair

Warren Collins

Special Needs Chair

Ray Lugo


Delaware River District - Advancement Committee

Advancement Chair:

Jim Steinberg


Eagle Scout Coordinator:




Member at large:



Merit Badge Coordinator

Gillian Kaiser


Dutchess District - Advancement Committee

Advancement Chair:

Joe Geraci


Eagle Scout Coordinator:

Jim Duffy


Member at large:

Don Kellam

Peter Dowley


Merit Badge Coordinator

Michael Barresi


Heritage District - Advancement Committee

Advancement Chair:

Sherri Raco


Eagle Scout Coordinator:

Sherri Raco 


Member at Large:



Merit Badge Coordinator

Fabio White


Rockland District - Advancement Committee

Advancement Chair:

Sharon Masciovecchio


Eagle Scout Coordinator:

Anne Martel


Member at Large:

Graham Seidel


Merit Badge Coordinator

Lynn-Marie Schnalzer