Reporting Service Hours

Historically, a BSA service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action.

Good Turns take many forms such as
• aid during emergencies and natural disasters
• recycling
• conservation projects
• Scouting for Food

Possibilities are nearly unlimited.

Significant and important enhancements have been made for JTE Service Hours entry to provide a new entry site, Internet Advancement, and change this site to allow appropriate entries to continue.

⚠️ Important: Your unit’s service hours data has already been moved to the database for Internet Advancement.

⚜️ Thank you and your unit for your service.

🔗LINKS:
🌐 The Internet Advancement platform is available at http://Scoutbook.scouting.org for all other project entries. This new site will use your my.Scouting.org username and password for access.
🌐 Information on the new site is available at http://help.scoutbook.com. Please review the help to become familiar with the enhanced service hours entry.
🎬 Scoutbook?: https://youtu.be/uMdqEVgH-cM

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Your Unit Advancement Team?

Advancement is one of the eight methods used by Scout leaders to help youth fulfill the aims of the BSA. A new or small unit could use the committee secretary as an advancement person temporarily. Eventually, the advancement team is developed by the parent leaders of the unit.

  • Additional advancement team members will give more opportunities for proper interactions.
  • Scheduling boards of review for rank advancement.
  • Delegation of record-keeping and leader interactions.

Most Packs rely on parents to submit advancement records to a designated leader. This changes to youth submitting records directly to a Troop or Crew advancement team of adult leaders. Cross over parents (Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA) needs to understand this advancement system.

The troop committee can vote in an Eagle Project subcommittee. This subcommittee should have tradesmen experience and organization skills. This will help determine the project’s feasibility and scope. The troop committee chairmen oversee all subcommittees and still signs off on approved projects.

With the introduction of Scoutbook, everyone is involved with the process. Advancement people can run reports, submit records, and acquirer badges from Scoutbook data. Leaders can check records and work with the scout on advancement needs. Parents can work with the Den Leaders on advancement.

🌐 Guide to Advancement: https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/

🎬 Scoutbook? The Official Scouts BSA Online Unit Management Tool: https://youtu.be/uMdqEVgH-cM

🎬 Understanding Scout Facing or Backstage: https://youtu.be/9DHD1zcdCH0

Scoutbook? The Official Scouts BSA Online Unit Management Tool

Whether you like it or not, Scoutbook is here to stay. In April 2015 the BSA acquired Scoutbook. Scoutbook is the official Scouts BSA online unit management tool. This helps Scouts, parents, and adult leaders track advancement. Records milestone and achievements all on Scoutbook. Nights camped, notes and other communication features. As of January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions are free to all scouting units. BSA owns the software and servers. Internet advancement, ScoutNET, ScoutingU, and My.Scouting.org are going to eventually integrate over time. Today Scoutbook can be attached to online advancement but requires unit authorizations.

🌎 How to Use Scoutbook – Keeping track of Scout Advancement: https://voiceofscouting.org/using-scoutbook

🎬 Introducing ScoutBook.com: https://youtu.be/dNr_mIHXDi8

🎬 Getting Started in Scoutbook: https://youtu.be/T3OCSoramOA

🌎 Logging into Scoutbook: https://help.scoutbook.com/knowledge-base/signing-on-to-scoutbook-with-single-sign-on/

🌎 Scoutbook and Internet Advancement help: https://help.scoutbook.com/

🌎 Scoutbook User Guide: https://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/forums/using-scoutbook/

🌎 Scoutbook Tutorial for Parents: https://help.scoutbook.com/knowledge-base/scoutbook-tutorial-for-parents/

🌎 Scoutbook Merit Badge Counselor Guide: https://help.scoutbook.com/knowledge-base/scoutbook-merit-badge-counselor-guide/

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