Questions and Answers
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What is the status on enhancements to the
current unit online chartering renewal?
How will this impact maintaining the lapsed
One of the drivers for the acquisition of cloud-based
Scoutbook early this year was the desire to utilize this unit
management application for enhancing online registration
and the renewal of charters and membership registration.
During the course of the next 18 months, the BSA will
continue to scale Scoutbook so that it will be capable
of handling the millions of potential youth, leader, and
parent users. Just in the past six months the number of
Scoutbook users has increased from 200,000 to more
than 400,000. Other features will continue to be rolled out
that ultimately will lead to the release of the registration
renewal feature, which will be conducted through
Scoutbook. Providing units a two-month extension to
renew their charters, referred to as lapsed unit status,
continues to be an option that many councils wish to
maintain. This option will be revisited on a regular basis
going forward to identify solutions that best meet the
needs of all stakeholders.
Will Commissioner Tools have the ability to
print out a Unit Service Plan?
A subsequent version of Commissioner Tools will
have the ability to print out a Unit Service Plan based
on the data that is collected during the Collaborative
Assessment with the unit Key 3 and the unit
commissioner. The development team will be getting the
specifications for this very soon and it will be submitted
How often is the Upcoming Commissioner
Colleges section on the website updated?
It is updated every time the newsletter is published.
Deadlines for submission of information are September
1, January 1, and April 1. Send information to
email@example.com. Please include council
name and city, date, time, location, contact information,
and a link to a website or a PDF flier with details.