Serving southern Johnson County, Kansas between Interstate 35 and Highway 69, including the cities and towns of Olathe, Overland Park, Stanley, and Spring Hill.

A 2014 Journey to Excellence Silver District

Jim Forson
RTH District Advancement Chair
 (816) 941-8036

Red-Tailed Hawk Advancement Committee

The Red-Tailed Hawk District Advancement Committee is responsible for implementing and facilitating advancement and processing special awards and recognition and is led by Advancement Committee Chairman Jim Forson.  This Committee is responsible for the District Merit Badge Forum, STEM/NOVA, Unit Advancement, and Eagle Project Coordination.

Merit Badge Forum

Iron Horse District will be continuing the Merit Badge Forum forward from Red-Tailed Hawk District.  Please click IRON HORSE DISTRICT MERIT BADGE FORUM for details and registration information.

Internet Advancement

Reporting Internet Advancement is a requirement of the Boys Scouts of America.  Units should select an advancement processor who is granted access with a council-provided unit I.D.  It's recommended that units report advancements monthly to ensure timely credit for the youth's achievements. Here are some frequently asked questions and how to get the most out of Internet Advancement. Click here for the Internet Advancement.

Eagle Projects and Board of Reviews

At every Roundtable, prospective Eagle Scouts can have their project review and approved by members of the District Advancement Committee. These Scouters are there to assist prospective Eagle Scouts to ensure their project not only is value to the Community or Chartering Organization, but meets the leadership requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout. If your unit or Scout needs assistance, feel free to visit with the project reviewers.

Eagle Board of Reviews are scheduled by Jim Forson on a monthly basis except for July. Scouts turn in their final project and Eagle Application at each Roundtable. The Board of Reviews are then usually the 3rd Thursday of the following month. This lag time ensure that the Board of Review is positive experience for the Eagle candidate and volunteers serving on the board.

Bobcat Advancement

Bobcat Advancement is the first Advancement in Scouting and can be earned very quickly.  In your Pack you should have several new advancements in the month of September and October.  It is important for your Cub Scout Pack's Journey to Excellence Score that those get uploaded as soon as possible in order for those to count for JTE.