Leader Access Change as of 4/12/2021
In an effort to provide an excellent Scouting experience, Scoutbook and the BSA National office have made changes to the accessibility to the application’s functions. This does not affect parent connections to their Scouts – parents will continue to receive unit messages and have non-revocable access to their Scouts as they always have. However, any adults not registered as a member in the BSA will not have access to Scouts, and will be removed from the adult leader roster in Scoutbook.
As such, adult leaders listed in Scoutbook must be registered adults within the BSA to hold leadership abilities within the application. This helps to reinforce our commitment to the youth in our community that all adults acting in BSA leadership positions are properly trained, hold updated Youth Protection certificates, and have completed background checks . These fundamental requirements are necessary to provide the best for our Scouts. If you have adults in your unit that are not registered, please encourage them to be. We believe every Scout deserves a trained leader. Likewise, only registered adults will have access to unit rosters in Internet Advancement from here forward.
I Have Leaders with a Yellow Triangle – What does that mean?
On the unit roster in Scoutbook, unregistered adult leaders will appear having a yellow triangle with an “!” next to their name. This is often caused by the wrong BSA member ID in their Scoutbook profile. You will find your correct member ID under Manage Member ID or your unit’s Roster tool at http://my.scouting.org. The discussion forum found at http://discussions.scouting.org is helpful for may unit volunteers. If you still have trouble finding your ID, or need assistance, contact the Alamo Area Council Service Center at (210) 341-8611.
*Note: Some Executive Officers (IH) may have a unregistered indicator next to their name because of how they are included in a unit’s registration. Even though they have an indicator, they will not be removed.
…But this leader is registered for 2021
If someone thinks they are registered in the unit and their name on the Scoutbook unit roster has a triangle on it, they probably are not registered correctly, and they should have their unit committee chair check the unit roster in my.scouting.
If there is a discrepancy between the leader’s name or member ID in Scoutbook, and their registration number, a caution icon may appear. The leader should find out their official member ID as it appears on the unit roster in my.scouting.org. Once logged in, click on the menu in the upper left and select manage member ID. From there, add the correct member ID and make it primary.
After exhausting these resources, please email the council’s Registrar, Melissa Moore, at firstname.lastname@example.org for resolution.
Do you have a question about this change or need help with Scoutbook, Internet Advancement, myScouting, program information and other Scouting topics? Ask your question on the forums, there are volunteers ready and willing to help you. The forums are here: https://discussions.scouting.org/https://discussions.scouting.org/…/unregistered…/231509