What Is Scoutbook?
Scoutbook is a Scout’s “Advancement Book in the Cloud” – It connects Scouts, Scouters and other leaders. With Scoutbook, you can discover the latest Boy Scouts of America (BSA) news, thousands of Scouting videos, all the Cub Scout and Boy Scout references and much more right at your finger tips. Track your Scout’s advancement as they advance from Tiger all the way to Eagle Scout and beyond with this advancement tracking web app.
Like an “App,” but better! Scoutbook’s mobile site works on all mobile and tablet platforms like iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and others. Unlike traditional apps that need to be installed and usually cost money, Scoutbook provides a FREE Scouting reference that is updated on the fly and never requires you to download patches or updates.
Scoutbook will be free to all registered leaders beginning January 1, 2019. Read this article from Bryan on Scouting for more information.
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11/25/20 - Scout Book Issue
There is a known issue with accessing Scoutbook after the recent domain change. BSA IT is working to resolve the issue.
Known workarounds to access Scoutbook, on either a computer or mobile device, are either:
More about this issue and when it is resolved will be posted on https://discussions.scouting.org.
Scoutbook Login Experience
For parents & youth <13:
If they have my.scouting accounts they log in with the my.scouting userID and password. If not, they login as they did before: they login with their Scoutbook user ids.
For unit volunteers and youth 13-18 with current Scoutbook accounts:
If they have never logged into my.Scouting, these volunteers will have to go to http://my.scouting.org and create an account. It would be useful to them if they find out what their current BSA member ID is prior to creating an account (they will be prompted for this number if known.) This can be obtained from their official roster or by calling their council office. After creating their my.Scouting account they can then login to Scoutbook using the same account name and password. If they have created an account in my.Scouting, they can login with their current Scoutbook user ids and
will be led to setup SSO. If they have a MY.SCOUTING account that is tied to the same member Id as their Scoutbook profile, they enter their my.Scouting credentials in the setup SSO screen and they are set. All future logins will use their My.Scouting credentials for login once this step is done.
NOTE: Parents may invite a youth < 13 to create an account in Scoutbook. Parent invite continues to be the only way a youth < 13 may create a Scoutbook account. A my.Scouting account cannot be created for or by a youth < 13
For unit volunteers and youth 13-18 without current Scoutbook accounts:
If they have a my.Scouting account, they login with their my.Scouting credentials. If the my.Scouting account is tied to a Member id, that will be matched with the appropriate Scoutbook unit and access is provided to that unit upon login. No new changes needed for these people - SSO is what is letting them in. If they don’t have a my.Scouting account, they would need to create one that is tied to their membership. My.Scouting account creation process discovers the BSA membership for these users based on profile attribute matchup and allows them to create an account that links into their
membership. Once the my.Scouting account is created, they use this to login to Scoutbook. No further changes needed.