Internet Advancement

Every Scouting unit has access to BSA's easy and accurate Internet-based system to record and report Scouts' advancement - and it's FREE!


Just think - no more forms to manually complete and send in, no more paper records to keep track of, and no more inaccurate records due to poor handwriting!  And you will be able to verify your records online at the Scout Shop to purchase advancement devices - no more guessing at the last minute!  Click the button below to login to an existing account or follow the instructions below to login for the first time.


Click to Go To Internet Advancement


Still need to sign up? All your unit needs to do to register is:

  1. Contact Mid-Iowa Council's office at 515-266-2135 to request your Unit ID number.
  2. Click here to access the Internet Advancement Registration Portal
  3. Enter the following information to register your unit:

To register for Internet Advancement, enter the unit ID number provided by your council, your unit type (i.e. pack or troop), and your four-digit unit number.
If you do not have the unit ID, please contact your council.

Unit ID :

(Contact Mid-Iowa Council to request your unit's unique ID)

Unit type :


Unit number :


Beginning January 1, 2016, ALL units MUST file advancement reports via Internet Advancement - paper advancement forms are no longer accepted.

Questions? Contact Nancy Helland at 515-266-2135 or



Purchasing Rank Advancement

A key component of the advancement program is “Instant Recognition” where boys are given their reward-patch, etc. as soon as they earn it. This keeps boys interested and coming back for more. Rank advancements and awards are purchased at the Mid-Iowa Shout Shop. The purchaser must be able to login to to show proof of earned advancements, either on a mobile device or on the computer provided for that purpose in the Shop.

The Scout Shop is a full retail store handling official Scouting uniforms, insignia, camping equipment, crafts, awards and more. What we don't have in stock we can order. Remember, Scout Shop sales directly support the programs of your Council.

Scout Shop Hours:

Map to Scout Shop:

Monday - Thursday   9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone 515-265-5990