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Scoutbook Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scoutbook?

Scoutbook is an advancement tracking tool. It also has messaging, forums, service, hiking, camping tracking and calendaring features.

Units do not have to subscribe to Scoutbook, it is a free service provided to every unit. It is an optional service provided by the BSA.

How does my unit sign up to use Scoutbook or a free trial?

Scoutbook is now free for all units; no need for a free trial. If your unit has never used Scoutbook before, one of your key 3 members, Key 3 Delegate, or Unit Advancement Chair (set in my.Scouting,) should log in and setup the permissions for the unit. The term Key 3 is a BSA term, not a Scoutbook term. It stands for the unit leader (Cub Master, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor or Ship Skipper), the unit Committee Chairman and the Chartered Organization Representative.

What unit types are supported in Scoutbook?

Scoutbook currently supports Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts and Venturing.

Does Scoutbook support female Scouts?

Yes, Scoutbook supports both female and male Scouts

If I use Scoutbook do I still have to use Internet Advancement to obtain badges at the Scout Shop?

No, if your unit uses Scoutbook  there is no need to use Internet Advancement.

4/6/19

Updated on May 12, 2019

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