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Explain Statuses in IA 2.0

Last week, we did an import in IA 2.0 and the awards were automatically imported and moved to the “awarded” status and did not show up on a purchase report. Today, I entered some awards manually, generated the advancement report (PO), but the items still show as “approved” and not “awarded”. How do I move them to the “awarded” Status?

Are you using IA2 and Scoutbook? DON’T - just use Scoutbook.

The thing with the IA2 reports are they seem to close once you look at them one time. You can go back and see them through the reports tab. For Units using just IA2 the Awarded does not matter, as it is just a scoutbook field.

We use TMWEB and IA 2.0. In IA 2.0, under Activity, the older ranks show as “Awarded” and the new ones from today show as “Approved”. I’m not clear why and don’t see any way to change that status.


There was a change today to make the system match IA1 where it did not apply the Awarded Tag as it was messing up things in Scoutbook which is the main database.

IA was never suppose to mark items as awarded. that is a Scoutbook used flag. That was recently fixed so that items cannot be marked as awarded in IA. Awarded is currently a Scoutbook designation. Unless you use Scoutbook, the advancements will remain as approved. This doesn’t affect the Scout’s records though, the advancements still show on the Scouts’ permanent record as earned.

Statuses shown in Internet Advancement:

  • Completed or “Pending Approval” – This means that the youth feels they have completed all requirements. Can be entered with either or in the Scouting Mobile App
  • Approved which means “Earned”. Items can be marked as approved by unit leaders through Scoutbook or Internet Advancement.
  • Awarded – Physically awarded to youth (this can be marked using

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Thanks for the replies. I couldn’t figure out what I’d done differently this week than last week in IA 2.0, but some ranks were “awarded” and some were “approved”. I think we’ve recorded it correctly and all is well. Thanks everyone!

the Awarded thing stopped during this week sometime.
If it is marked Approved you are doing everything right and it is in the official record