Advancing a Den to the Next Rank in Scoutbook

To advance a Den in Internet Advancement see the guide here.

Changes made in Scoutbook will be reflected in Internet Advancement.

This is an instructional video explaining how to promote a Cub Scout Den to the next level within Scoutbook.

When the school year is over just use this feature to transfer the den leaders and scouts to the next den rank.

NOTE: You need to be a Scoutbook Pack Admin to run this tool

REMEMBER: The standard for Cub Scout advancement is “Do Your Best” see the information here.

This feature will maintain the same den number and your iCal will continue to work so you don’t lose historical data.

If a leader shows as a Tiger Den Leader (TL) in Scoutbook, after the transition they will show as a Den Leader (DL) and their Positions page will reflect the change and keep a record of their tenure.

Same for advancing Bears to Webelos. The new positions (WL and WA) will be reflected on the Positions page.

Webelos dens are not advanced in Scoutbook. The Webelos stay in the same den until they bridge to a troop.

NOTE: Advancing a den in Scoutbook will not advance the den within the council records in my.Scoutig Also the council advancing the den in my.Scouting will not advance the den automatically in Scoutbook. Currently the two systems are separate.

TIP: When advancing multiple dens, we recommend starting with the Bears and working your way down to Lions. Webelos do not Advance since they either remain as Webelos for a second year or cross over into a Troop if they are already second year Webelos.

To advance your den to the next rank go into the Edit Den page. Start with Bears and work your way to Lions.

Then select Advance Den

Check the I understand this cannot be undone, and the red Advance Den bar. This will advance the Den to the next level.

Repeat the process for each den from Bears to Lions.

If you do not want to convert the entire den to the next rank there are other options to move more than one Scout to a new den:

1. Go to the den that you want to add Scouts to.

2. Go into the roster and click the Reassign Scouts button.

3. Click on the Scouts you want to move into this Den

4. Click on Invite (no invite will be emailed but the Scouts will be moved.)


Advance a Den Twice

If you advance a den twice or for some other reason need to move the den back a rank, edit the den in Internet Advancement. See the guide here.

Advance a Den Prematurely

If you advance a den prematurely and need to record advancements for the previous rank: edit the den in Internet Advancement. See the guide here.

Then record the advancements

After you are finished, edit the den again and return it to the original rank.

Updated on June 11, 2023

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