Spanish Trails Advancement

Merit Badges OfferedInternet AdvancementEagle Scout AdvancementMerit Badges CounselorsOther Useful Links

Merit Badges Offered

Radio Merit Badge – Scouts will earn the Radio Merit Badge and be eligible to test to become an FCC licensed Amateur Ratio Operator (Ham Radio License).  Adults interested in getting an Amateur radio license may also attend.  There is NO COST to attend.  Only 12 slots are available to scouts – first come, first served.  No more than 2 scouts may enroll from any unit so that more units can participate.

Sessions will be held each Thursday evening, 6:15pm-8:30pm from May 14 to June 11.  at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church at 9252 E. 22nd street.You need to attend all 5 sessions.  Some make-up sessions MAY be available.

To enroll: e-mail Stan Stachowiak at and provide the scout’s name, Unit #, Contact phone, and parent’s e-mail.  Please see the flyer at:Radio_Merit_BadgeMay2015

Internet Advancement

This set of SLIDES gives you information about Internet Advancement for your unit. Here is a LINK to the advancement website.

Eagle Scout Advancement Information

Eagle Scout Applicants ~ Eagle_Rank_Application_2014_fillable

Eagle Scout ~ Project Workbook

Contacts for Possible ~ Eagle Project Contacts

Check out these successful Eagle Projects for ideas for your ~ Eagle Project

Life to Eagle ~ Twelve Steps to Success

Addresses for Eagle Scouts to write to for Congratulatory Letters.

Eagle Scouts, you can contact the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. They will come to your Eagle Ceremony in Revolutionary regalia and present a certificate. Contact William (Bill) Aurand, the Scouting Liaison for the Tucson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, e-mail

The Sons of the American Revolution also offer an Eagle Scout Essay Scholarship Contest, open to all Eagles.   This is a lightly used contest currently so the odds of winning significant Cash Awards at the State and National level are quite good. The winner is invited to present their essay at a Chapter or State meeting as a guest of the local SAR chapter.   It is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and have not reached their 19th birthday during the year of application. (The application year is the calendar year, 01 Jan. to 31 Dec.) The year that Eagle was awarded is not restricted. College plans do not need to be completed in order to receive the cash scholarship. Three cash scholarship awards are given: As the National First Place winner – $8,000.00; Runner-up – $4,000.00; 2nd runner-up – $2,000.00. You may apply more than one year if you meet the age requirements but no more than $8,000.00 total may be granted to any one Eagle Scout.  The application is here: Eagle_Scout_Application-2012-11-07.  Rules and forms can be found at

To schedule an Eagle Board of Review, contact the Council Registrar ~ Audrone Tarleton, 520-750-0385 ext 11, E-Mail

For any questions about Eagle Projects, boards of review, etc., please contact the Spanish Trails District Advancement Chair: Stanley Stachowiak at (520) 722-4079, E-Mail

Merit Badge Counselors:

Here is a LINK to the Merit_Badge_Counselor_Form_2013

Merit Badge Counselor Training is now available here: MB_Counselor_Training_11_25_14 .  All Merit Badge Counselors are requested to go through this training and then take a quiz to maintain their qualification.

All Merit Badge Counselors MUST have current BSA Youth Protection Training.

  • Please check that your training is current by logging on to
  • The training is only 30 minutes and is available at the same site:
  • You can also check by contacting the Council Registrar: Audrone Tarleton, 520-750-0385 ext 11, E-Mail

Merit Badge Counselor Training Quiz instructions:

1.  First, review the Training materials from the link above.

2.  You only need to take the quiz once.

3.  Sent a message to Stan Stachowiak requesting a testing registration code number.

4.  When you have the number from Stan, go to HERE.

5.  Put in your registration number, name, e-mail address, a user name and password, and click on the “Register” button.  Then login in using your new username and password and take the test.

6.  Results will display on the page when test is finished, and will look like:

mb quiz results

7.  Send a snapshot of the results page or an email to Stan telling him you completed the test.

8.  Stan will submit it to Council to update your training records.


Other Useful Links:

- Advancement Resources

- Advancement Training