Troop 54 started using the Scoutbook web app in Fall 2015. Currently, we use it to track progress in several areas:

Parents and Scouts can also use the even easier Scouting App.

Activate Your Account

One of the unit administrators will add you as a parent or leader; if you are a youth member, your parent has to do this. You will then receive an E. Mail from You need to follow the instructions in the E. Mail to activate your account.

How to Access Scoutbook

Scoutbook is a web app. From a browser on your computer or on your phone, go to This works well on Android phones. On computers, it works better in Chrome than in Internet Explorer.

Administrator Use

The main administrative functions are handled by the Scoutmaster. These include:

Assistant Scoutmaster Use

Selected Assistant Scoutmasters have access to view and update records of the Scouts in the Troop. These include:

Parent / Guardian Use

A parent/guardian has access to:

This is a convenient way to see the requirements for a rank (also in your Scout's handbook).

The folks at the Boy Scouts of America give all parents access to enter completion of requirements, but please do not enter completion of requirements and awards for your Scout. Doing so will create an additional administative burden for our volunteer leaders (deleting those entries).

Parent - How to give access to your Scout

See this document for instructions on how to give access to your Scout. Ensure that neither you nor your Scout tries to create an account for your Scout; the result of that is nearly unrecoverable (could take months to fix).

Recording Merit Badge Completions

Recording Rank Completions

Advancement Chair Use

  1. From the main troop view in Scoutbook, click Troop Reports > Needs Purchasing Report.
  2. Click "View Open PO #XXXXXX" and close or delete that purchase order.
  3. Go back to the report, select the award items to order and create a purchase order.
  4. Print the PO to PDF or save it as a PDF.
  5. Send the PO file to the Lancanster Scout Shop, copying the Heart of New England office. In that message, add the rank or merit badge cards. For each rank, add a mother's pin and rank pin. Ask the Council office to send the unit account balance to the Scout Shop.
  6. If necessary, pay for the purchase on your own card and submit a scan of the receipt to the troop treasurer for reimbursement by E. Mail. Even if there are sufficient funds in the unit accounts, send the receipt.


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