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September Technology Update

Published: Sep 20, 2017
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Transferring Between Dens / Patrols or Units with Our New Membership Feature
A new feature has been added to Scoutbook that allows units to manage Boy Scouts who are also registered in Crews and Ships. The new Membership page is where you go to change the den or patrol assignments of your Scouts, move Scouts from your unit, or bring Scouts into your unit. The new link appears on the Scout account page.  This link can be used to transfer Scouts to a new unit, den or patrol. In addition, this section is where you would define multiple unit registrations.  For more information, see our user guide: Managing Memberships - Adding-Removing and Moving Scouts Between Units-Dens-Patrols

Advancement Sync
The Scoutbook Advancement Record Sync with ScoutNet rollout is currently in final verification with the Scoutbook User Advisory group.  We appreciate your patience and will notify units as we roll out to the Pilot units.  Until your unit is in the sync, continue to download the ScoutNet file from your PO and upload it to Internet Advancement to record your unit’s advancement with your council.

New Reports Released
Two new reports are now available for units to access their Scout’s history in Scoutbook:  The Boy Scout and Cub Scout History Reports are located on the Scouts’ personal page under reports.  Make sure [*.]scouting.org is allowed in your browser’s 3rd party cookie settings.


Also, the Boy Scout Individual Advancement Report (IAR) will now display all Merit Badges completed or started and the maximum number of Eagle Palms. Completed and partial Merit Badges are shown via the Eagle Rank and Eagle Palm entries. The IAR will display any Eagle Palms that could be earned based on the number of Merit Badges earned or started. A QR code is included at the bottom of each page that will take the user to the Scout's advancement page.

Leader Training
The Leader Training page has been updated and now supports the online training at the new BSA Learn system.

LDS Boy Scout Tracking
Scoutbook now supports the change implanted in Internet Advancement where a ward’s Team and Crew young men have been moved to the Troop.  When you create an Internet Advancement .CSV file from the Scoutbook PO you will now see all the young men in one file.

Looking for Help?
We have user guides, many written by volunteers, located here: http://bit.ly/scoutbook

 

Do you have a question or comment?  The best place to post it is on the Scoutbook Forums.  We have volunteers monitoring the forums daily.  The Scoutbook forum can be found at this link:
https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/forums

  • Comments (34)
  • W.L.A.C.C. Image
    8 months ago
    Cub Scouts Pack 229
    I don't know how to sync my unit id number. Please help
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    8 months ago
    Frank Turner
    Thanks for the useful report.
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  • South Georgia Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Jim Sharp
    thank you
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  • Colonial Virginia Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Connie Edwards
    Awesome! Thank you!
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  • Northeast Georgia Council Image
    Webelos Den Leader
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    8 months ago
    Allie Menge
    Sweet!!!thanks
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  • Juniata Valley Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Jacquie Serefine
    The new training has been showing up but online training I did earlier is not showing up. Is this a problem.
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    8 months ago
    Susie Gonzalez
    I am not showing in our roster and I can't seem to add myself as a leader to my den and to add more scouts to our roster. Our committee chair wasn't or hasn't done it and I need to start documenting my den's progress on here. Please help. I have emailed scoutbook for help and haven't received any and the committee chair has too with no luck either.
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    8 months ago
    Stephen Hornak
    Susie & Jacquie - could you repost your questions in the forums. This way you can be notified of a response.
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    8 months ago
    MrGeorge Rad
    Please add cub Scouts to the membership feature...for the Cubs, who enrolled in a BSA Scout camp each summer. This way approved Summercamp staff can record awards / advancement, along with the photo ID and attendance tools.
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  • Grand Canyon Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Bill Nelson
    Please, if you have a question or feature request. Don't post them here, please post them in the forums. You will get an answer to your question or request there. You can get to the forums by going here
    https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/forums
    updated 8 months ago
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    8 months ago
    Harley King
    We really appreciate these blog updates. Exciting new changes make Scoutbook feel in-the-know regarding BSA updates and LDS policy changes. Nice work, team. Keep it up.
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    8 months ago
    Jeff Tenpeny
    Thanks, I'm sure this will be useful.
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  • Denver Area Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Tim Bradford
    Thank you for the update.
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  • Middle Tennessee Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Robert Norris
    This is Scouting!
    https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/forums
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  • East Texas Area Council Image
    8 months ago
    Teresa Smith
    Thanks for the update
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  • Longs Peak Council Image
    Scoutmaster
    8 months ago
    Sean McKell
    what's a 'PO' ?
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  • Blackhawk Area Image
    8 months ago
    Robert Bucey
    Can you add a feature so packs and troop can track units awards like PWD, parades, day camp/summer camp
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  • Simon Kenton Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Jacob Fetzer
    PO = Purchase Order (accessed through the needs purchasing report)
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  • Coastal Georgia Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Blake Henington
    We had a lot of new cubs join this year they filled out application and I submitted them to council bit aren't showing up on scoutbook how do I fix this
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  • Grand Canyon Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Bill Nelson
    Please, if you have a question or feature request. Don't post them here, please post them in the forums. You will get an answer to your question or request there. You can get to the forums by going here
    https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/forums

    Our user guides are here: http://bit.ly/scoutbook
    updated 8 months ago
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  • Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Image
    8 months ago
    Harry Betz
    I am sure you guys had good intentions, but moving scouts between patrols is MUCH less intuitive. In the process I just lost one of my scouts records. I am sure I'll figure it out, but a big thumbs down on the ease of use front!
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  • Northern Star Council Image
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    8 months ago
    Ed D'Avignon
    Harry, look in My Dashboard -> My Account -> My Connections. Click on the SUAC logo below my picture to be take to our user guides. 03G explains the new process for moving Scouts between units and patrols or dens.
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    7 months ago
    Kristin Harper
    Thank you so much for this! We really appreciate having Scout Book at Pack 310!!!
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    7 months ago
    Kenneth Hellstern
    I am new to Scoutbook, I am trying to update the information for ScoutNET Roster and Advancement Import. I looked at your blog on this and cannot find where to import my Unit ID (though the PW is there) There is a spot for Tax ID. Anyway even if I use the Unit ID in Tax ID it doesn't work. Can you provide some addition assistance? Could this be also due to the New Internet Rechartering site coming active?
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    7 months ago
    Ed D'Avignon
    Kenneth,

    Once you validate your unit on the edit troop page, Scoutbook knows your Internet Advancement ID so it does not ask for it.
    Pending Approval
  • Tuscarora Council Image
    7 months ago
    Chris Paine
    Individual Advancement Reports Broken,

    I have 2 sons just switched packs and wanted to print out Individual Reports. For Webelos Receive a Blank Advancement form not prefilled which appears would cover all ranks no matter if under an individual rank or overall report. For Wolf scout Advancement report only shows me Wolf Advancement report and unable to pull Tiger advancement report even will under Tiger Rank specifically. Has any one else seen this or know if there is another way to pull report. I have been able to duplicate on Chrome, IE and Android

    Thanks
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  • Simon Kenton Council Image
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    7 months ago
    Jacob Fetzer
    Chris, have you tried the new Cub Scout History report?
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    6 months ago
    Korey Walker
    When filling out new scout registration forms electronically, as an LDS troop, I’d the membership number the boys LDS church membership number?
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  • Simon Kenton Council Image
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    6 months ago
    Jacob Fetzer
    Korey, I would think not. The BSA assigns numbers to new scouts.
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    6 months ago
    John Hurlbut
    Several of our leaders have reported that they have completed YPT but it is not showing up as completed and verified in Scoutbook when we do a trained leaders sync. Any thoughts?
    Pending Approval
  • Simon Kenton Council Image
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    6 months ago
    Jacob Fetzer
    John, the first thing I would check is if their BSA Member ID is entered in their Scoutbook profile. Then, I'd check if that is the same number that is in their my.scouting.org profile.
    Pending Approval
  • Great Salt Lake Council Image
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    5 months ago
    Heidi Whitaker
    I have not been able to upload my POs for awhile on scoutnet. It seems that I try when everyone else is trying because it will wait for scoutnet to connect and finally time out. Do I need to have all my POs uploaded to scoutnet before I sync scoutbook and scoutnet? After the sync will I need to upload at all?
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    5 months ago
    Rob Blinn
    When will the performance in Scoutbook be addressed?
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  • Dan Beard Council, BSA Image
    3 months ago
    Gina Harmon
    Which report needs to be taken to scout shop to purchase rank advancements?
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