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December Scoutbook Update

Published: Dec 8, 2017
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Youth Advancement Sync Reminder

We are migrating advancement off the database behind Internet Advancement and will be making Scoutbook database the database of record for advancement data.  This first step is making sure the current data that is in Internet Advancement reflects what is in Scoutbook and visa-versa.  This gives you the opportunity to see what is in the permanent record and to make any necessary changes from Scoutbook to your Scouts’ permanent record.  This is of real long term benefit to the Scouts.

Starting January 1, 2018 units with active Scoutbook subscriptions will only be able to approve advancements for Scouts who are in the advancement sync.  If you have not activated your unit and Scout within the unit, you will not be able to approve advancements for that Scout.  For more information and instructions, go to the forum thread here: http://bit.ly/syncadv

A Look at What We are Working On and What is Planned

We are frequently asked what we are working on.  Well, now that we have the advancement sync in place and we are one more step closer to separating from ScoutNet, Here is a list of major items in store for Scoutbook that do not include bug fixes.  Realize unforeseen changes in BSA programs and other factors may change priorities as we go along.  This list is not necessarily in chronological order.

- Bringing in all the BSA youth awards to Scoutbook
- Updating Scoutbook to support the Boy Scout 2018 advancement changes
- Improve reporting
- Improve migration of Scouts between Dens/Patrols and Units.
- Improve the Merit Badge Counselor list support and functionality
- Single Sign On between Scoutbook and other BSA Applications 
- Continue work on Venturing support
- Enable Sea Scouting Subscriptions
- JTE Support
- Enable Exploring Subscriptions
- Forums revision
- Prepare for Family Scouting
- Improve Calendaring and Event support
- Improve membership handling
 

An updated IT Blueprint and Timeline can be found here:  http://bit.ly/BSAITimeline

 

Scout App (Be A Scout)

An app for Scouts and Parents to use that works on-line and off-line and interfaces with Scoutbook data.  App is available on iOS and Android devices.  Initial release will contain the following:
---- Scout and Parent access
---- View profile
---- Track advancement progress
---- Update hiking, service, and camping logs
---- View unit events
---- Access based on registration

Scoutbook Lite

As mentioned above, Scoutbook database will be the database of record for advancement data. In preparation, Internet Advancement will be retired and replaced in 2018 by a system named “Scoutbook Lite.” Scoutbook Lite will have the major features of Internet Advancement. Units will be able to hand enter data into the system like they do with Internet Advancement today. There are no current plans of supporting a file upload of data to Scoutbook Lite.

Updated Support for Nova Awards

The Webelos Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award has been updated with the new requirements that become mandatory on January 1, 2018. On a Webelos Awards page you will now see entries for both the 2015 and 2018 versions of the award.

The Dr. Bernard Harris and Thomas Edison Supernova Awards have been added to the Boy Scout Award page. 

The Boy Scout Nova Let It Grow Award is now supported by Scoutbook and has been added to the Boy Scout Award page. Other NOVA awards have been updated to reflect current requirements.

New History Reports sheds light on a Scout’s trail

One thing most Scoutbook Admins are asked to produce is advancement reports for scouts, particularly when a scout is working on becoming an Eagle Scout, or needs to show requirements for a rank or merit badge. Previously, an admin would run the advancement report and hand it to the scout – which was a bit cryptic for most to follow. In the earlier days, this report sometimes didn’t even work, so many admins stopped using it all together.

Scoutbook has stepped in and greatly improved their reporting capabilities to help the admins AND the scouts pull the reports in an easy to follow format. The report is called Scout History Report and is found just under the Individual Advancement Record report in the Reports menu on the Scout’s page in Scoutbook.

This report will show what is recorded in Scoutbook (and Internet Advancement, for those units who are linked) for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. This takes the guess work out of a lot of questions, such as when did a Boy Scout earn his first rank – even back to Cub Scouts.

This includes only the items which are on file on Scoutbook, or ranks from Cub Scouts from Internet Advancement in synched units – so if your scout is a Boy Scout but didn’t have a Scoutbook account as a Cub, only the dates they earned ranks will be present.

  • Comments (71)
  • Bay-Lakes Council Image
    Scoutmaster
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    8 months ago
    Tim Olsen
    Thank you for sharing this & THANK YOU for the advancement sync!
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  • Chief Seattle Council Image
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    Mike Ellis
    Awesome work team!
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  • South Florida Council Image
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    Christian Irias
    Thx for the update!
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    Ray Merritt
    Great job to you and your team! I am going to be doing a demo of the software to our district next week and hopefully help bring other units along in joining the program as we discuss online advancement, so with this announcement, it makes it pretty clear cut that there is only going to be one source for online advancement going forward.
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  • Washington Crossing Council Image
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    John Rakowski
    I need help with scoutbook I emailed and got no response our Committie chair set us up on scoutbook and she has since left and she was the admin on our account how can I get it switched to me any help would be great
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  • Grand Canyon Council Image
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    Bill Nelson
    John, send an email to: scoutbook.support@scouting.org
    Explain what occurred, their names, and your name, member ID, unit type and number, and council name
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    Mike Richey
    Awesome job. Any plans for service hours to be forwarded to the reporting site for service hours. Currently having to do double entry is causing several units to not report service hours.
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  • Grand Canyon Council Image
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    Bill Nelson
    Mike,
    The long term plan is that the service hours reporting tool functionality will be incorporated into both Scoutbook and Scoutbook Lite.
    Pending Approval
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    Brian Neukom
    When are Councils going to be forced to log in and use Scoutbook?
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  • Simon Kenton Council Image
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    Jacob Fetzer
    Brian, part of the process of Scoutbook Lite replacing Internet Advancement involves giving councils a way to view that data. I don’t know when or how that will happen.
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    Bill Baker
    One of the items listed is:
    - Updating Scoutbook to support the Boy Scout 2018 advancement changes

    What advancement changes are coming in 2018?
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  • President Ford FSC (Michigan Crossroads Council) Image
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    Susan Swan
    Thanks for all your help! Sync is great!
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  • Grand Canyon Council Image
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    Bill Nelson
    Bill B,

    We have not been notified of any Cub Scout changes coming at the first of the year. There will be some wording changes sometime in 2018 to accommodate Family Scouting.
    Scoutbook is already in a good position to support Family Scouting. We will be making some small changes and, of course testing Scoutbook prior to the time you need us.
    .
    On the Boy Scout side there are always a few merit badges that are updated and minor changes to requirement wording. They are usually announced with the new Boy Scout Requirements Book in late January. We can say that there are no major changes that we know of at this time.
    updated 8 months ago
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  • Great Salt Lake Council Image
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    A.J. Ormond
    Love all of the improvements so far. keep up the good work.
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  • Connecticut Rivers Council, BSA Image
    8 months ago
    Mark Niosi
    while trying to sync advancement; Key 3 step... (window pop up says "setup yourself as a key 3 in the Scoutbook roster.")... can someone please provide me a step-by step instruction on how to do this specifically. Youtube and instructional literature, does not show how-to.

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  • Pacific Harbors Council, BSA Image
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    Jennifer Olinger
    Mark, one way is to have one of your unit's Key 3 (Cubmaster/Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, or Chartered Org. Rep.) add their own position under My Dashboard -> My Account -> My Positions. They need to make sure that they check the box next to "I agree to join the unit leader roster". After that, a Unit Admin can approve their position via the unit roster page.

    Please keep in mind that the Key 3 member must be designated in the same position at Scoutbook and at my.scouting.org.
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    8 months ago
    Heather Barnett
    I am trying to input my scouts member numbers so our account is able to sync and ever single one is generating a popup that says the number isnt recognized?
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  • Pacific Harbors Council, BSA Image
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    Jennifer Olinger
    Heather, have you tried doing a ScoutNET roster import?
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    8 months ago
    Steven Lage
    I have activated the Sync, it was easy and it was seamless. By the way I'm really pleased with Scoutbook and so are the Den Leaders. I'm still in the dark on how to actually use the Sync -- ie how to actually activate the sync process. I clicked on the circular arrows and it just takes me to the Pack. I looked through the blog titles but didn't see instructions on how to use the Sync. The email on the Advancement Sync Invitation only shows how to set it up. I searched on "Use advancement sync" but only get updates on the roll out. Den Leaders have entered belt loops and Adventure pins into Scoutbook (before the Sync was completed). I completed the Sync on Dec 4 and have watched ScoutNET but the Adventures have not been updated in ScoutNET as of Dec 9th. So there must be some button which is alluding me which I need to click in Scoutbook in order for the Sync to take place. So ... how do we activate the Sync so it updates the ScoutNET database?
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  • Pacific Harbors Council, BSA Image
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    Jennifer Olinger
    Steven, if you see the circular A symbols next to your Scouts' names, then the sync is active and working. In Internet Advancement, you have to click on the "Start Over" button and reload the roster before you will see any changes there.
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  • Simon Kenton Council Image
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    Jacob Fetzer
    Steven, it is automatic. So, you don’t have to do anything once you have activated it. Once an award is leader approved, it will automatically be synched to other BSA systems, including scoutnet.
    Pending Approval
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    8 months ago
    Miguel Geronimo Gutierrez
    Muchas Gracias,
    Muy buena herramienta para los jóvenes y los líderes.
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    Bill Nelson
    Miguel,
    De nada.
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Heather,

    There was a problem with the file that validates BSA#s on Saturday. We have been told this problem has been resolved. Please try entering your BSA#s again.
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    Dave Jarrett
    Sounds great! Will definitely be looking forward to the availability of a stand alone app, since many of our den parents would prefer a phone app interface to do updates on the fly, so to speak.
    Will the Advancement updates make provisions for the Recharge Pin for the Cyber Chip?
    Right now the way this award is handled is cumbersome at best, and not really suited to tracking how a scout earns the original patch, and then does the required annual recharge.
    Another nice feature to consider would be the ability to add a few pictures to the hiking and camping log entries
    updated 8 months ago
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  • Transatlantic Council, BSA Image
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    8 months ago
    Mark McKamey
    This is a great addition (sync) and very helpful capability. Thank you for the updated info!
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    Erik Sayer
    With the improved reporting, does that include automated ordering after a PO is created? This whole process and experience is great, but it seems like that is the one big thing that could make this so much better?

    Thanks for all your hard work!
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  • Northern Star Council Image
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Dave,

    Implementing Cyber Chip Recharge is on the requested enhancement list but we do not know when this may be scheduled for implementation. Unfortunately when the BSA added the Cyber Chip program to the rank requirements it was not well thought out. The one year expiration of Cyber Chip does not fit will with the way ranks work. What I did was use the Note field to indicate the previous Cyber Chip dates and used the completion date to hold the current recharge.

    I will add pictures to log entries to the requested enhancement list but I have no idea if or when the BSA will schedule it for implementation.
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Erik,

    The ability to automatically place an order from a PO has not been implemented. Many Scout Shops will pick an order for later pick up if you e-mail them the PO.
    Pending Approval
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    8 months ago
    Heidi Whitaker
    I work with the cub scouts. I would like to activate the sync but have had a really hard time uploading my scoutbook files to scoutbook. I never had a problem up until a few months ago. Every time I try to upload scoutnet connects so slow it will time-out. I have tried on multiple browsers and internet connections. Am I safe to sync if scoutbook is more accurate or do they need to be identical before the sync?
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  • Pacific Harbors Council, BSA Image
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    Jennifer Olinger
    Heidi, you can go ahead and activate the sync. Items that are in Scoutbook but not yet in Internet Advancement will be added via the advancement sync.
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    8 months ago
    Christine Sherwood
    Forgive me, I'm brand new to Scout Book (Set it up yesterday mainly because of this great function of advancement sync).

    My question - I've set everything up as specified, everything has the little A next to it and all of the Scouts advancement data came over. I went in and added an approved advancement for a Scout. But when I went into Internet Advancement, it didn't pull over. Does that function not work yet? Or is it not instant?

    I'd like to roll this out to my den leaders next week and then train my advancement chair, so I'm just making sure I know excatly how this all works. Thank you in advance!
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Christine,

    Not everything you enter into Scoutbook will appear in Internet Advancement. Some items will, but there are many that don't. In any event, you must click Start Over if you were not on the Load Roster page in IA. It can take as long as 2 days for items to appear in IA.
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    Michelle Hansen Daberkow
    I do not think the key three ONLY is a good solution. Some of our key three do not use internet, computers, nor phones, nor texting. For example: two of the key three have never in three years filled in a profile on scoutbook. Writing things down is much more reliable in some situations as when we have no wifi at our meeting location, nor computers for the troop. We also like to be without technology ie. phones and apps to actually talk to each other face to face during meetings. Perhaps there should be other adult trained positions able to be stand in for "Key Three." Also- if our only technological key three- is unavailable for a month for his job- we would need a stand in person while he is not in our state. ***** Is there a separate place to enter service hours, or will it stay available on scout book? It would also be nice for our council to list COUNCIL awards to earn ie. snow camping related awards in a separate "council" section of our scoutbook site. Would that be possible? Hopefully everything else will work fine.
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  • Pacific Harbors Council, BSA Image
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    Jennifer Olinger
    Michelle, you just need a Key 3 to help activate the sync. It's a one-time requirement.
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    8 months ago
    Charles Mull
    First a shout out to all the folks who got Scoutbook going, synced and supported, excellent roll-out -Thank You! Unit management has been redefined.

    A rambling question that's probably been answered someplace that I have yet to find.

    Before the sync, I would import our units roster via Scoutnet into Scoutbook. I would compare it to the roster shown in our Council's advancement portal, and match up the registered scout's names with what was shown in Scoutbook. Something I would do fairly often due to delays from getting an application from our unit and processed through council. We recently set up our Scoutbook account to sync to Scoutnet all done by the Key 3 procedure and we are good to go with that. We did recently complete our rechartering and I want to be sure that all of our registered scouts get into our Scoutbook account once they get processed.There is no longer an import roster function direct to Scoutnet I believe. Is there anything we should be aware of, or need to do with Scoutbook itself to update our current enrollment list or sit back and Scoutbook updates automatically once the Scout's membership has gone though the system?
    Thank you in advance-
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Michelle,

    There are no plans at this time to add awards other than national BSA awards to Scoutbook. This may come in the future, but not in the short term.

    Since the Key 3 step is a 1 time step to get Sync started, you may need to take a laptop or mobile device to one of the Key 3 members and have them log in while you help them. This step was necessary because anyone can start a Scoutbook subscription for a unit. Since syncing causes Scoutbook to become the official BSA record for the Scouts in the troop, there had to be a way to ensure the Key 3 were aware of what was happening. They Key 3 only need to perform the one step towards activating sync. The other steps can be done by any unit admin.
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  • Northern Star Council Image
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Charles,

    Scoutbook will not automatically pull in new Scouts. Sync is currently for advancement only. Scoutnet import is still available via the Edit Pack screen, however, I recommend against using it as there are side effects that can take longer to clean up than just entering the Scouts manually. Another option is to use the Feature Extension Assistant for Chrome or Firefox. It has the ability to import a csv file containing new members and their parents. Search the Chrome or Firefox add on store for Scoutbook.
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  • Northern Star Council Image
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Todd,

    There is no requirement by the BSA for units to use Scoutbook. As announced above, there will be a free tool called Scoutbook LIte that will replace Internet Advancement. If you prefer tracking advancement on paper, you may do so. If you have questions on how to use Scoutbook, please post in the Using Scoutbook forum. A volunteer Scouter will be happy to assist you.
    Pending Approval
  • Far East Council Image
    8 months ago
    Brian Neukom
    Todd,

    If you want to talk to someone in the same timezone you can hit me up brian.neukom@outlook.com.
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Can you shoot me an email?
    Marian McQuaid
    Registrar, The Spirit of Adventure
    marian.mcquaid@scouting.org
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    8 months ago
    RJ Wilson
    I am struggling getting the roster import to work so I can complete the sync. I know I am using the correct password for ScoutNet Sync because I went onto ScoutNet and started the roster update process for rechartering. Not sure what I am doing wrong here. Thank you Jacob and Jennifer for setting me right. I appreciate it.
    updated 8 months ago
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  • Simon Kenton Council Image
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    Jacob Fetzer
    RJ, The rechartering system and Internet Advancement are two different systems with different user IDs and passwords.
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  • Pacific Harbors Council, BSA Image
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    Jennifer Olinger
    RJ, you need to use your unit's password for Internet Advancement - not Internet Rechartering.
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    Shea Whitaker
    I'm an assistant district commissioner in the Prairie Zone in the Golden Eagle District (West Jordan, UT). I will be hosting a Scoutbook orientation for our zone this Thursday from 8 pm to 9 pm. We have one unit that is established and three that are new to Scoutbook. We want to discuss the items above and more. Would anyone be willing to let me call them when (not if) I get stumped so I can help get Scoutbook established well in our zone (whilaker@yahoo.com)?
    updated 8 months ago
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    Bill Nelson
    Shea,
    Send an email to SUACInformation@gmail.com and remind me of your post. I will send you my contact information.
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  • Southern Shores FSC (Michigan Crossroads Council) Image
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    8 months ago
    Lon Lowen
    How do I handle Key 3 when I am only person in my pack that handles the advancement? Meaning, our Committee Chair and Cubmaster does nothing with scoutbook.com or with the specific advancement at scoutnet.scouting.org. It's just me (Advancement Chair) and the Den Leaders who update the awards, achievements and rank advancements for the Cubs/Webelos in scoutbook and then I have (in the past) manually updated and submitted everything at scoutnet.scouting.org . How can I do this? --lon
    updated 8 months ago
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    Jacob Fetzer
    Lon, we recommend making one a pack admin and showing them exactly what they need to do. It’s only that one step that needs to be done by a key 3 one time to verify that they are onboard with the sync.

    On a related note, do you have three pack admins? Think of that as who should have the keys in case I’m unexpectedly unavailable?
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    Jacquie Serefine
    I may have missed this comment but can someone tell me who can approve advancement once this is done? I know that currently if a parent has full control as a leader they can approve their child's advancement. This has been problematic in the past. although problematic it really didn't matter because I could change that but if it is syncing right with national it may become a problem. Can I control who approves advancement?
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Jacquie,
    The rules of who can approve have not changed. Any leader with Edit Advancement or Full Control can approve. I have found a discussion with the leaders reminding them of their duties is all it takes. If it is not the duty of a parent to approve advancement then they should not approve advancement in Scoutbook. If your troop's policy is someone who is responsible for approving advancement should not approve for their own Scout, make sure the leaders understand this. Fortunately, sync allows you to unapprove things that should not have been approved and they will be removed from the other BSA databases. You no longer need to contact your registrar to remove advancement that was entered incorrectly.
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  • Grand Canyon Council Image
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    Bill Nelson
    Jacquie,
    Parents cannot approve advancements in Scoutbook, even those given full control over their son. Those who also have a leadershp positions (like ASM) can. However you can remove the ASM position in Scoutbook if a parent is abusing their position. By the way there is no restriction given by the BSA on parents approving their son's advancement if they are in a position otherwise to do so. In general, if an adult leader is abusing their position, they should be removed from the position by BSA policy.
    updated 8 months ago
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    Michael Sweeten
    Just wondering if will scoutbook replace packmaster/troopmaster?
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  • Northern Star Council Image
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Packmaster/Troopmaster are 3rd party products. Scoutbook has many similar features. There have been units that have moved from Packmaster/Troopmaster to Scoutbook but only your unit can determine if the feature set of Scoutbook will allow your unit to migrate.
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    Andy Corzine
    Very happy with scoutbook and the constant improvements all around. The organizational benefits provided are game changing and I can't stress that enough.

    I have one frustration and that's the email system. I'm very disappointed it's not on the agenda for 2018. At the very least, four things need to be handled soon: (1) having access to a sent and auto saved draft folder (2) ability to format (3) ability to manually type in an email address for someone not in scoutbook (4) ability to handle messages copied from one source and pasted in scoutbook without converting some characters to garbage characters.

    I know there are workarounds, but for all my new users it's a constant job for me to teach and remind them how to do it all.
    updated 8 months ago
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Andy, not being on the list does not mean the message system will not be worked on. The list is the current plan which the BSA reserves the right to change.
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    Lori Ludas
    We just completed our sync and noticed that some of our dropped scouts are still listed in our roster and does not allow us to delete. They are listed in the drop report from our re-charter. Will they automatically drop off or is their something else we need to do. I am a Pack Admin and normally we can remove off our list. Thanks!
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Lori

    A scout should never be deleted from Scoutbook. Click the SUAC logo to the left of this post, select Page 2 at the bottom of the list then select 03G(a) -- Managing Memberships - Adding-Removing and Moving Scouts Between Units-Dens-Patrols (PDF) for instruction on removing a scout from your unit roster.
    updated 8 months ago
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    Lori Ludas
    We are only deleting from roster since they are no longer in scouting. We still have the parents have full access as recommended. I'm getting the message - Scouts who are activated with advancement sync cannot be deleted. Please contact Member Care if you need to remove this Scout.
    updated 8 months ago
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    Lori Ludas
    I just figured it out by using 5a How to Remove Inactive Scouts from Your Scoutbook subscription.
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    Justin Kohler
    What about advancement reporting as far as picking up rank advancements and merit badges where a report is required? Is there a way to create that or will we have to fill out a paper form for our council?
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    Ed D'Avignon
    Justin,

    You will need to enable your unit for sync. On the Purchase Order page is an Advancement Report button. The report generated by Scoutbook is an official advancement report. All Scout Shops have been notified they need to accept this report.
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    Bill Nelson
    Justin,
    You print out the Unit Advancement Report from Scoutbook and bring that in. There is a short video here on how to do that here: http://bit.ly/syncadv
    updated 7 months ago
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    Ed McCarron
    Is there a tech support forum? I've hit all the items on the checklist but still can't verify as a key 3 member...
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    7 months ago
    Bill Nelson
    You can post on the thread at this link: http://bit.ly/syncadv
    post exactly where you are stuck
    updated 7 months ago
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    7 months ago
    Wendy Fowler
    I'm interested in the current list of planned improvements. My Troop has been using Scoutbook for a short time and before I start asking a bunch of questions, I'd like to get more information. The 'working on' list doesn't really give specifics about what the improvements entail. Items that are of current interest to me are: 1. Be able to apply payments to adults. 2. Be able to register guests and apply payments to those guests. 3. Scout account management. I think I saw something about this but now I can't find it. 4. Event name and event date exported in the payment .CSV file. 5. Have the youth payments screen show a balance for each event (and a balance for Scout Account). 6. Management of individuals who may be registered with more than one unit (i.e. an adult leader who is registered with both a Pack and a Troop). I know there is more but this is a start. It sounds like some of the other areas that need updating may already be in the works.
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    7 months ago
    Andrew Blackwell
    WIth all of the changes with Scoutbook and Internet Advancement, is there expecting to be support for Lone Scouts?
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    7 months ago
    Bill Nelson
    Lone Scouts are still overseen by your council they are not considered (nor registered) as individual units. The local council enters the advancements for them. It is a way the council does due diligence.
    updated 7 months ago
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    7 months ago
    Ginny Trcka
    Internet Advancement is being retired and replaced by Scoutbook Lite. Don't third party products like Troopmaster rely on Internet Advancement? Our troop is using Troopmaster for more than a decade with the same Advancement Chair. Should I begin preparing them for a change to Scoutbook? Will there be a path for Scoutbook Lite to work with Troopmaster? Want to avoid Troopmaster suddenly not working one day and needing to go to manual entry in Scoutbook Lite.
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    7 months ago
    Stephen Hornak
    Ginny - as it has been stated there will not a csv upload to scoutbookLite so it will be manual entry there unless Troopmaster comes up with a conversation with the BSA IT team to figure something out.
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    7 months ago
    Seth Fiermonti
    When is the app getting released?
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    5 months ago
    Jennifer Olinger
    Seth, we do not have a projected release date for Scoutbook Lite at this time.
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