Record Keeping

A Scout will put an amazing amount of time and effort into his Advancement and Merit Badges, and a very important part of his responsibility is to record and track his own progress.  This responsibility contributes to several important life skills, and the following describes the Tools he will use: 

A Scout's Recordkeeping Responsibilities and Tools:  

A Scout has three vitally important means of recording and keeping his accomplishments, advancements, and achievements throughout his Scouting career:

Keeping Backups:  

In addition, it is a highly advisable that the Scout establish a binder or other means of storing Blue Cards and photocopies of the completed requirements from their book.  

The Boy Scout Handbook 

There are three important record keeping sections of the Handbook:  A scout should take great care to have his achievements signed off on in the book by the appropriate adult leader as he completes them to insure he has a record of his achievements. 

A Scout should take great care to protect his Handbook from damage or loss, it is the official record of his achievements:

Merit Badge Applications (Blue Cards)

Refer to the "" section of this website under "Troop Guide" for information on accessing Parent's and Scout's accounts.