New “Scouting” Mobile App is available now
BSA’s Information Technology Group, along with many volunteer beta testers, are excited to announce a new Mobile App –Scouting. This free app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.
Scouting is focused on making it easier for youth and their parents to view and track advancement in the Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs—as well as youth recognition in the Venturing program.
The app ties to Scoutbook.com and pulls existing advancement data with an enhanced user interface. The offline capability allows parents and youth (13 and older) the ability to access advancement data anywhere at any time.
Once the app is downloaded, parents and youth should use their Scoutbook.com credentials to login. If you do not have a Scoutbook account, visithttps://www.scoutbook.com/ to create one. Note that a youth and parent can setup a “Scouting” account for the new mobile app–without a unit subscription to Scoutbook.com.
The initial release of the app contains the following functions:
·Track a Scout’s advancement
·Track logs like Service Hours, Hiking, and Camping
·View parent and/or Scout profile
·Provide parent access to your Scout(s) account
If you find any issues with this new Scouting app, we invite you to use the “Submit Feedback” feature in the app at the “gear” icon.
Under settings, the new app also supports a night-mode feature, user default data settings, and offline capabilities.
Additional features like a Scout community, notifications, leadership, calendar, and Scout challenges are planned to be added and will be gradually introduced throughout 2018.