Are you new to Scouts BSA, or feeling overwhelmed by all there is to know about the program? The Smooth Sailing Guide ebook is your quick start orientation to Scouts BSA:
75-page mobile friendly ebook (pdf file; immediate download)
Updated January 2020
Over 90 links to useful online resources.
Find out how rank requirements, merit badges, camping, service and leadership all fit together, so you can better guide your Scout along the advancement path. Includes a suggest timetable for advancement to the Eagle rank.
More questions about the Smooth Sailing Guide ebook? Visit our FAQs page.
What They're Saying
"Have I said how amazing this binder is? It is quite literally the best investment you will make as a new Scouting parent!!!" Lisa A., verified reviewer
"Scouting for a new parent can seem like both it's own language and a quite convoluted one at that. ... I appreciate someone taking the time to take the mystery out of advancement." Kathryn G., verified buyer
SCOUT PARENT PLANNER & ORGANIZER BINDER – free and fast shipping!
Are you busy parenting one or more girl or boy in a Scouts BSA troop? Are important Scouting papers piled up in a mess or nowhere to be found? Get your Scout parenting life under control and Scouting papers organized with the Smooth Sailing Binder.
The binder is put together with high quality, durable materials so it will last throughout your many years as a Scout parent. For example, planner pages are printed on 110-pound card stock paper. For more details, see the "Product" section of ourFAQs page.
12 planner checklists and forms help you:
prepare your Scout when s/he first joins a troop,
plan and keep track of troop activities,
get a quick look at your Scout's progress, and
stay on top of your own Scouting-related tasks.
Planner pages are also included electronically at the end of the Smooth Sailing Guide ebook for when you need additional copies (e.g., more than one child in Scouts BSA).
15 labeled sheet protector pages and 3 labeled trading card pages keep Scouting papers, both yours and your Scout's, organized over the years, so you won't lose or waste time searching for important papers like:
completed merit badge blue cards
rank advancement reports
health forms for camping
Youth Protection Training certificates
More questions about the Smooth Sailing Binder? Visit our FAQs page.
What They're Saying
"I am so appreciative of the parent guide & planner. All informational/ organizational details were covered and provided. Definitely makes the Scouting program more comprehensible and manageable to navigate through." Jessica H., verified buyer
"As a long-time leader in a Cub Scout pack, with boys of my own who have crossed over to a troop, I just wish this product had been around years ago. I plan to encourage all my Webelos parents to purchase this product as an invaluable tool for their transition to new Scouts BSA parent, and years of Scouting ahead of them!"
Carrie, Committee Chair, past Cubmaster, Scouts BSA mom
"There was nothing like this back in the 1970s when I was in Boy Scouts, or even later when I was a Scoutmaster. I highly recommend it for all Scout parents."
Mike, an Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster
(To purchase JUST the Smooth Sailing Guide ebook, click here.)