Scouting Advancement Weekend - SAW 2023


SCOUTING ADVANCEMENT WEEKEND (SAW) 2023 - Scouts BSA get a hands-on experience while earning Merit Badges. We will offer over **40 plus Merit badge classes to choose from, Scouts could take an all-day class or two half day classes…The Merit Badge Counselors for all the classes are either employed in their field or are hobbyists in the class they teach. SAW gives each scout the opportunity to learn from the best and perhaps think of a career choice in the future.

Webelos & AOL Cub Scouts also join the older Scouts for the weekend to get the Scouts BSA experience, they are offered their own classes. Webelos/AOLs will earn two Adventure Pins during SAW

Not to leave the Adult leaders out…training classes will also be offered throughout the day, choices could include Youth Protection training, Merit Badge Counselor training, Cope Instruction, Meet the Executive Board, The Eagle Scout Process, Campfire building to Knot tying & more, classes run continuously, so Scouters can fit them into the day’s schedule.

Please do not sign up with your individual family account, in order to process over 1200 participants, we ask that you only sign up thru your Pack or Troop...

Register early and you will have first pick of the classes before everyone else...if you want to see what classes are being offered when the selection opens, you can scroll down to the bottom of the registration page without registering.

Check out the SAW 2023 - Registration Information resource on the SAW event page on the Council website for all the answers to your quesions.

Now offering Wilderness First Aid  -  Youth 14 & older and adults - pre-reqs required...see WFA download. Registration at SAW is required.

Always looking to add new merit badge counselors... if you are a registered MBC and would like to teach a class, contact Joanne Moniger at


  • Scouting Advancement Weekend - SAW 2023
    November 17, 2023 to November 19

    Register Today
File Name Description
SAW 2023 - Flyer Download
SAW 2023 - Parking Guidelines Download
SAW 2023 - Refund Policy Download
SAW 2023 - Registration Information Download
SAW 2023 - Wilderness First Aid Training Course Download
SAW 2023 -Tentaroo - How to register & retrieve blue cards Download