Scoutbook Sync Update and New Financial Reports
Published: Dec 21, 2017
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To allow units more time to activate the Youth Advancement Sync, we are moving the cut-off date to January 31, 2018.
All Scoutbook units must be active on the Sync by January 31, 2018. Starting February 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.
The user guide on activating the Sync is here: http://bit.ly/syncadv If you have any questions about the Sync please send an email to: Scoutbooksync@gmail.com.
REMINDER: As you activate the Sync, if there are Scouts that have not yet been registered (entered into ScoutNet or My.Scouting) you can un-approve those Scouts in Scoutbook and continue setting up the Sync for the rest of your unit. Once registration is complete for the outstanding Scouts you can then approve them, activate them for the Sync from the Scout account page, and they will then be included.
New Financial Reports for Scoutbook
You may have noticed something new in the reports section for your unit, den, patrol or Scout. The new Payment Log Report was put into production to give you a quick bird’s-eye view of the finances of the Scouts.
When used, you can see specific details, such as what a Scout has paid for or has been charged. If you track Scout Bucks here, you can also see the balance (although Scoutbook assumes any charge-in would be paid for by available Scout Bucks – so keep that in mind).
You can find this report at the unit, den, patrol, or Scout level, giving you a range of options of things to pull. Need to talk to an individual Scout family about dues – use this tool from the Scout’s page. Perhaps you need your den leader’s support to get money collected from the fundraiser. You can print a report specifically for that den.