SINGLE SIGN-ON AND TRAINING REPORTS DIRECTION
Over the next few months we will be implementing Single Sign on in Scoutbook. This will enable you to directly access features in MyScouting directly from Scoutbook. As you may know, the training reports in MyScouting have been improved lately. We will be linking directly to those reports in the future where it is appropriate and retiring some of the Scoutbook training reports. This will allow the BSA to focus on improving one set of reports for the entire organization. The intention is to allow those in Scoutbook who currently access to training reports in Scoutbook have to have seamless access to the training reports in MyScouting. If you have suggested improvements or requests for the reports in MyScouting, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single sign on will also allow us to link directly to the BSA Learn center from Scoutbook so that members can take online training without having to log into a different system.
The overall benefit of Single Sign-on is to more fully integrate our systems and to reduce the number of separate logins required for access as well as to provide better security. It will take a few months to implement all of what we would like to see. We appreciate your patience during this time of construction.
The following has been requested by several units. We have implemented auditing so that any requirements, advancement or awards that are marked complete, approved or awarded will now display the name of the user who made the update and the date it was done. Note this data is only available for items changed after 11:00 AM Central on June 6, 2018. Items changed prior to this time will not have this information available through the name of the leader who approved the item without the date is still displayed.
For example, if a requirement was marked completed, approved and awarded on June 6, 2018, below the requirement will be:
Marked Completed on Jun 6, 2018 by Baden Powell
Leader Approved on Jun 6, 2018 by Baden Powell
Marked Awarded on Jun 6, 2018 by Baden Powell
This information will also be included in new columns of the Export/Backup advancement.csv file. The new column names are MarkedCompletedBy, MarkedCompletedDate, LeaderApprovedBy, LeaderApprovedDate, AwardedBy and AwardedDate
An audit log report is in development that will show this data. We expect it to be available by the end of June.
A future update will add the name of the person who completed requirements to the Needs Approval report. Currently, we do not have a target release date for this update.
LION PROGRAM IS ACTIVE
The Lion pilot program has ended and all packs are now permitted to have Lions. Scoutbook has been updated to allow any non-LDS unit to add one or more Lion dens. To add a Lion Den, click +Add Den on your pack's page. Select Lion and enter the den number. Scoutbook has not yet been updated to change the Lion Den's leader type to Den Leader. Continue to use Lion Guide as the den leader for Lion Dens in Scoutbook.
COMMUNITY UNITS: TIME TO ADVANCE YOUR DEN
If you did not advance the Den yet, this is a great time for Maintenance with the school year ending. Please remember to manually move all youth to their new grade. Pack and Den administrators can do that by clicking on the den, then Edit Den, then click on Advance Den.