2011 Guide to Advancement

Guide to AdvancementAdvancement Chairs of every unit should have a copy of this publication in their possession. You will find many of the questions answered. To go on-line to the National BSA website, click hereIn a few simple clicks you will be able to download a copy for your computer, iPhone, or Blackberry.

What you will find inside:

  • Reorganized for easy reference
  • Frequently Asked Questions indexed
  • New approach to "active participation" and positions of responsibility
  • Internet advancment highlights
  • Helpful appendix
  • Searchable online version available
  • and more...
The companion book for Advancement is Advancement Committee:  Policies and Procedures.  To get a copy of this manual, go to http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf.  


Santa Barbara Service Center

Main Administrative Office
4000 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Office: (805) 967-0105
Fax: (805) 967-5094
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Santa Maria Service Center

Santa Maria Town Center Mall
228 Town Center East (2nd Floor)
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Office: (805) 925-1955
Fax: (805) 925-9206
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm;

Closed Sunday

Atascadero Service Center

7350 El Camino Real, Suite #201
Atascadero, CA 93422
Office: (805) 461-4018
Fax: (805) 461-4021

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday


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