Announcing Troop 496’s newest tool to help our scouts and parents access and manage their records…. Scoutbook!!
As of October 1st, the troop will now use the official BSA advancement tracking tool for the troop. Scoutbook is a web based system that will house all our troop records from scout contact information, parent information to advancement records. It also has a very friendly interface with lots of visuals to show your ranks, merit badges, OA status and other info. In addition it will provide an email service that can be tailored to individuals, patrols or the entire troop.
One of the best features is that you can access it from anywhere anytime… even Starbucks!! Look for an invitation to get your login information. If you have not received it or if you have questions please feel free to reach out to our Advancement Chairman, Meg Clark Meg.firstname.lastname@example.org . Also, look for more communication in the future regarding actions the troop will need. First thing we ask is you login and update all your contact information. We will need this for email and phone records to reach you. In the coming months our Historian will be coordinating getting everyone’s picture to assign to your profile.
Now, how do I access it? That’s the easy part! Go to our homepage and find the Scoutbook link on the top right banner.
Thank you again for all your support. Feel free to reach out to Meg, myself or any of our adult leaders if you have questions.
Scoutmaster, Troop 496