Scoutbook.com is an internet-based tool that the troop uses for keeping track of our members’ contact information, training records, and advancement progress. We also use it as a communication tool to send messages to each other, publish the troop calendar, and share information via group forums.
On Scoutbook, each scout has a profile and advancement record which is maintained by the troop and the national BSA organization. As parents, you can participate by:
- Keeping your own personal profile up-to-date (e.g. email address, text number, phone number)
- Keeping your scout's profile up-to-date. It’s important that each scout’s full name and date of birth matches those in the national BSA system (as submitted on the membership application) so that his advancement is properly tracked.
- Deciding whether your scout will have his own login to Scoutbook. We recommend this, since it allows the scout to enter and view his own advancement progress and to more easily communicate with members of his patrol, adult leaders, and merit badge counselors. In order for a scout to have his own login to Scoutbook, the parent must enter the scout’s individual email address into Scoutbook. (The troop does not automatically do this.) One feature of Scoutbook is that it automatically copies you, the scout's parent, on every message that anyone using Scoutbook sends to your scout.
- (Optional) Entering and monitoring advancement progress. Within Scoutbook, you or your scout can mark requirements as completed with a green checkmark. This can help you track which requirements remain to be completed for his ranks and merit badges. However, this Scoutbook feature does not replace our practice of requiring the scout to obtain physical signatures in his Boy Scout handbook (for rank requirements) and on his blue card (for merit badge requirements).
Scoutbook is our troop’s “book of record” for your scout’s advancement records. If you have a question about the troop’s official advancement records for your son, simply look them up in Scoutbook. Requirements that the troop recognizes as completed are marked with a gold checkmark.
If you need a Scoutbook account, please contact the Scoutmaster
More info on Scoutbook can be found on Scoutbook.com
- Scoutbook User Guide
- Moving Scouts from a One Unit to Another
- Granting a Scout Access to Scoutbook - Only Parents can do this.
- Setup a Merit Badge Counselor and assigning them to a Scout
- Upload advancements from Scoutbook to Internet Advancement
- Migrating scouts from youth to adult leader roster
- Chrome Extension - Export Report
- Chrome Extension - Feature Assistant for Scoutbook - Contains calendar improvements, mostly for admins.