BSA acquires Scoutbook. What’s that?

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On April 9, 2015, BSA announced that it has acquired Scoutbook.com. What is Scoutbook.com?

Many troops and packs use TroopMaster and PackMaster to track rank advancement. Scoutbook.com is a web-only competitor.

From a district perspective, one of the advantages of Scoutbook.com is that it makes merit badge counseling across the district easier. Easier for Scouts, Scoutmasters, Counselors, and Parents.

Scoutbook.com has many social media-like features. The comment system can allow a scout to send photographs of completed projects to counselors and the counselor to respond in a conversation stream.

The website has a built-in RSVP system for outings to make tracking attendance plans easier.

Scoutbook is free for a scout to use by himself. It is a little cheaper per year than competing software.

Take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.  If you use it in your unit, let us know how it works.

Screen shot from Scoutbook.com
Screen shot from Scoutbook.com
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