February Scoutbook Updates!
Published: Feb 6, 2018
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ALL SCOUTBOOK UNITS MUST ACTIVATE YOUTH ADVANCEMENT SYNC
All units that use Scoutbook must activate the youth advancement sync now. Don’t procrastinate! Don’t wait until the last minute; and definitely don’t wait until the week you need to purchase your advancements! If advancement sync is not activated for your unit by March 1, 2018, you will no longer be able to approve advancements in Scoutbook. We do not anticipate extending the deadline. For more information and instructions on how to activate the Scoutbook youth advancement sync, see this page: http://bit.ly/syncadv
ONCE SYNC’D HOW TO PRINT OUT REPORT FOR COUNCIL AND SCOUT SHOPS
The second video here will show you how to print out the report you need to bring to your council to purchase advancements: http://bit.ly/syncadv All the councils and scout shops have been notified that they are to accept the unit advancement form from Scoutbook for sync’d units in leu of the form from Internet Advancement. If they have questions they can send them to Scoutbook.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRESS ON SCOUTING APP
The new Scouting App that will be available for Scouts and Parents to track and maintain advancements is in quality assurance testing. We expect to roll out in BETA within the next few weeks. Stay tuned here for more information.
There appears to be some confusion related to the upcoming launch of the new Scoutbook Lite platform for Unit Leaders. Scoutbook Lite is not an upgrade nor a replacement for Scoutbook. Scoutbook Lite will initially serve as a free replacement for Internet Advancement. Later, Scoutbook Lite will have a few additional features that enable unit leaders to record service hours, camping trips, and hikes for unit members. In the future, Scoutbook Lite will also sport features to support unit charter renewal. Scoutbook Lite will not be available for a few months. There will be plenty of information communicated prior to its release.
UPDATED BOY SCOUT REQUIREMENTS
Scoutbook has been updated to reflect the 2018 Boy Scout Requirement Changes. Requirements listed in the Boy Scout Requirements book for rank advancement, Eagle Palms, and merit badges are the official requirements of the Boy Scouts of America and are effective Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018. However, these requirements might not match those in the Boy Scout Handbook and the merit badge pamphlets, as the Boy Scout publication is distributed on an annual basis. The most current and any updated merit badge requirements can be found at www.scouting.org/meritbadges.