Troop 501 Eagle Scouts

Andrew Jackson - 2011

Project: Recycle Bins at the World Bird Sanctuary

William "Billy" John Fisher, III - 2012

Project: Fire Truck Reading Center at Arnold Branch Library

Christopher "Blake" Hufford - 2013

Project: Flag Pole Installation and Beautification Project at New Hope United Methodist Church

Paul Morton Claeys - 2013

Project: Playground Renovation and Update; Construction and Installation of Benches at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

Drew Vitello - 2014

Project: Development and Installation of interactive, 3-D, educational playground mural at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

New!!! Online Advancement Tracking System

Advancement Tracking System

Troop 501 now has an Online Advancement Tracking System. The link, aside from being in this announcement, is also in the list of links, in the right column of each page on this website. There are many advantages to this kind of a system, one of which is that it allows Scouts and parents to see what kind of progress is being made. Please login as soon as possible, and review your Scout’s records. Please let me know if you find any errors in the records. While you’re there, please update the personal data for yourself, as well as for your Scout, and anyone else in your household that we have entered in the system. Advancement information is found by clicking on the “Achieve” badge, at the top of the page. Personal information can be accessed by clicking on the “Manage” badge.  You will need to login, in order to view, or make any changes. Please use the credentials that were emailed to you a couple of weeks ago. If you need to have another registration email sent to you, just send me an email, and I’ll get it to you, right away.

Automated Merit Badge Application Form 

To work on a Merit Badge, you must complete a Merit Badge Application. In the past, you could get them from the Scoutmaster, however, you should now print them out, yourself, in advance, and present the application form to the Scoutmaster. It’s EASY!!! 

First, decide which Merit Badge(s) you would like to work on. Next, visit the Advancement Tracking System at, login, and click on the “Achieve” badge, at the top of the page. Then, click on the “Print Blue Cards” link in the left column (the cards are printed on blue stock, as provided by the national printing office). Select the Merit Badge(s) that you wish to work on. Leave the Merit Badge Counselor space blank. Select your name from the dropdown menu. Finally, click the “Print” button. They print double-sided, so if your printer does not have this function, you will need to feed the page back through your printer to get the other side of the page (it is very important that this form is printed correctly). White paper is acceptable, and you need not use cardstock.

Ready for a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of Review?

Great! “Be Prepared!” Print a Board of Review Worksheet, and bring it to Troop Meeting with you. Click on the “Achieve” badge at the top of the webpage. From the left column, click on the “Board of Review Worksheets” link. Then, just click on your name, and click the “Generate Worksheets” button. It really is just that easy!

To Do

These are the items yet to be done on the Adancement Tracking System:

Update Training for Leaders; Add Awards for Leaders; Reservation System; Permission Forms, Update Historical Records; Setup Library System, Setup Scout Accounts, More…

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