Purchasing Cub Scout Advancement

As Cub Scouts “Do Their Best” to complete adventures in their handbook they earn Adventure Loops and Pins as they work towards Rank Advancements. These activities can be done at Den Meeting, Pack Activities and at home with a parent or guardian, and signed off in their book. Webelos can also work on advancements with their family but will need to have their accomplishments signed off by the Webelos Den Leader.

All Cub Scout advancement items are purchased from the Great Alaska Council Scout Shop in Anchorage, Alaska. 

When Advancement Reports are Needed

When Cub Scouts earn Ranks (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light) an Advancement Report is required in order to make a purchase. 

Advancement Reports are made by using Scoutbook or Internet Advancement 2.0 programs. Each Pack should have one person identified to enter the advancement online. 

When Advancement Reports are Not Needed

Adventure Loops and Pins, and other items, may be purchased without an Advancement Report; however, there are no returns or exchanges on Adventure Loops and/or Pins. Other items in good condition may be returned with a receipt.

Packs Outside the Anchorage / MatSu Area

Packs who are not located in the Anchorage / Mat Su area may email their order, along with the Advancement Report if needed, to the Scout Store Manager. The Scout Shop will mail your awards to you, shipping charges will apply. Please call the Scout Shop to confirm they received your email and make arrangements for payment. 

Scout Shop Accounts

Some Packs have chosen to deposit money in the Anchorage Scout Shop to be used to cover future store purchases or registration fees. Call the Scout Shop Manager if you have any questions.


Scoutbook – used to enter Advancement.  FREE for Scouts and Scouting Units!  It is highly recommended to use Scoutbook vice any other advancement program.  Parents guide for Scoutbook. Units guide for Scoutbook.

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