ScoutBook is the BSA’s online unit management tool and helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone achievements along the Scouting trail.
Internet advancement is now submitted at My.Scouting.org. You do not need to create a new account; your password is the same as myscouting.org. Use the URL https://my.scouting.org and not www.my.scouting.org.
The unit key 3 (charter organization representative, committee chair, unit leader), key 3 delegates, and unit advancement chair listed in Organization Security Manager (My.Scouting) will be able to enter the advancement updates. Every year after the recharter has been submitted and processed, one of the unit key 3 needs to go into Organization Security Manager to ensure that the unit key 3 are properly registered, and the unit advancement chair has been designated.
End users will access Internet Advancement via one of the following locations using their my.Scouting credentials:
Before beginning internet advancement, collect all member information, including advancement records, award records, and merit badge applications with the appropriate signatures. To complete internet advancement, you must be connected to a printer to print the final report.
ScoutBook is a web application designed for mobile devices. ScoutBook delivers a suite of easy-to-use web-based tools that are helpful to Scouts, parents and unit leaders and enables units to better communicate, update records, track advancement and manage activities. ScoutBook subscriptions are free for all units. ScoutBook replaces internet advancement.
Although any adult leader or Scout can register, ScoutBook is designed specifically for registered unit leaders, registered Scouts, and parents or guardians of registered Scouts.
How do I subscribe?
Visit ScoutBook.com to register.
Yes. Training resources are available once you are logged in at ScoutBook.com, and additional training is in development. Training classes are also offered twice a year at University of Scouting.
ScoutBook is a secure platform that provides a safe way for parents, Scouts, and leaders to record, track, and manage their Scouting experience. Personally identifiable information will be kept secure. Unit leaders can see Scout advancement information as well as training data on other unit volunteers.
There will be no need to port data from other third-party vendors because ScoutBook will link to all unit membership data.
Although ScoutBook is available to all units, units may continue to choose other third-party applications. However, ScoutBook will be the only unit-management system fully integrated with the BSA database. It is possible to upload your advancement files directly from some third party software programs (Troop/Pack Master, Scout Soft and Scout Mate); contact the vendor for more information. If your unit is not using ScoutBook, learn more about the differences.
ScoutBook is a unit-management web application that will become the one-stop shop for Scouts, parents, and unit leaders to record and manage their Scouting experience. This tool will provide unit members a way to track advancements, unit activities, and unit communications.
Commissioner Tools is a module within My.Scouting Tools, which allows volunteers and employees to evaluate unit health and identify units in need of assistance. Commissioners will continue to use Commissioner Tools to monitor the health of their units, but should expect the data to become more robust as more Scouts and unit leaders engage with ScoutBook.
Internet Advancement: For questions or problems with Internet Advancement 2.0, visit the Internet Advancement help desk, contact your District Executive.
ScoutBook: More information about ScoutBook is available using https://help.scoutbook.com or on the ScoutBook.com forums. Follow ScoutBook.com on Facebook to keep up with their latest updates and monthly blog posts. Visit the ScoutBook forum and FAQs for technical questions and for more information.