With a tap on your phone you can deposit a check, update your family grocery list or share a photo. Shouldn’t keeping track of a Scout’s advancement be just as easy? The Boy Scouts of America thinks so. If you don’t know about the wonders of the program, keep reading…
Scoutbook is a revolutionary web app that makes tracking advancement easier, faster and more fun. That means more time for you and your Scouts to enjoy those life-changing experiences they can’t get anywhere but Scouting.
What this means for you:
- Track achievements wherever you are and on the devices you use every day – like at camp!
- Leaders and parents can see at a glance which adventures Cub Scout need to complete to earn rank.
- Unit leaders can see what training remains to complete their BSA training.
- Scouts themselves have access and are able to input and provide proof for their own advancement progress.
- Advancement Chairs can print an automatically generated shopping list making Scout Shop trips a breeze.
- Relax knowing you’re always using the most up-to-date BSA requirements.
- Update Scouts’ progress toward a rank or a merit badge with a couple of taps or clicks.
Yes, it’ll work on your device
Scoutbook is an app, but it’s a web app. That means you’ll be able to use it if you have an iPhone, Android phone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry — or even (gasp!) your PC or tablet. There’s nothing to download. You’ll just type the URL, scoutbook.com, into your browser on a smartphone, tablet or computer. The secure website knows which device you’re using, so it’ll load in a format that looks great on screens big and small.
Scoutbook lives in the cloud on an encrypted server. That means if your computer crashes or you lose your phone, all that hard work doesn’t disappear. It also means multiple leaders — and the Scouts themselves — can share in the advancement-tracking duties.
Wait, the Scouts themselves? Yes, one of my favorite things about Scoutbook is that Scouts can use it, too. Scouts can fulfill some of the duties of their position of responsibility, upload photos of their work on merit badge requirements or share how much fun they had on the last campout with a video — all from Scoutbook.
Parents can use it to keep an eye on their son or daughter’s progress toward ranks and awards.
Scoutbook’s tagline is no exaggeration. It really is “the whole Scouting experience rolled into one amazing web app.” Learn how to get started with Scoutbook Tutorial for Parents or email ScoutDesk@AlamoAreaBSA.org.