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Activity Logs

I am Advancement Chair and only have access to my own children. I can’t add any activities to anyone else, which I usually do.

How do you delete a activity?
On hiking I was able to do miles on one but not another.
Why did they change activity logs made things tough.

BSA is sending mixed signals. You tell us we are using Scoutbook because you bought the company. Now they mixed Internet Advancement with Scoutbook. We were told that you use one or the other.
Scoutbook just became user unfriendly on the activities log. It was so simple on Scoutbook to input Service Hours, Camping and Hiking and parents could see their Scouts activities. Now… parents are locked out. Now…very time consuming and NOT user friendly. Bad move BSA. You tried to fix something that was unbroken and destroyed the simplicity of using Scoutbook


Yes agree made it so complicated.


@LeonDemers and @WilliamValot - The primary thing with Scoutbook itself is its code and how changes there lead to other issues surfacing elsewhere. The code is not modular nor current so development has in effect hit a wall. The IA platform allows for greater development that does provide a better framework to add those things which user have wanted to see in the scoutbook platform. With logs moving to IA there is now the ability to actually link them to JTE which is an aid to all units, districts and councils.

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oh OK thanks for info.

I can see my scout’s activities. But mine (adult leader) are missing. :disappointed_relieved: It’s the only list I had of my camping, hiking and volunteer hours.

Dear Scoutbook Team,

Are the new logs supposed to be working? I can’t edit anything. I can’t see activities. This is true for my son as well as several in our troop. I am the Committee Chair and Advancement Chair. Please let me know if I am doing something wrong or if I should just wait for updates.
Elizabeth Link

@ElizabethLink - the logs are indeed working. I as CC for the troop can access them and my son can access and add items as well. I can do a screen share to walk you through the process if you wish. Just email sjhjr@comcast.net if you wish to do so.

In IA I can run the activity report and include the adults to see my activities that I had in Scoutbook. I can’t seem to find my personal activities in IA to make changes to streamline the information.

I would be interested to know. Is there a user focus group that you’re receiving input and requesting feedback based upon the platform / coding / feature changes the BSA is making? If not, and talking from experience, your “updates” are going to seem counter intuitive as well as misinformed due to a lack of communication, both in “what to update” and in releasing updates.

And another thing…
If you’ve changed the method and process for tracking and entering, do you have a location on “how-to” documents for the new processes? With the years the feature was in place, shutting it down abruptly without notice in the middle of the scouting season (especially for long term scouts - e.g. troops, venture, etc.) really puts a hiccup in progress monitoring and rank advancement.

I expect that this role is largely filled by the SUAC. They’re not just the mods here. SUAC is not the same group as the developers, who are presumably paid personnel. Also, the comments in these fora fill that role in a “move fast and break stuff” kinda way.

There is a how-to for the new logs that was published contemporaneously with the change. It has been linked to in various threads. Here it is again:

When I try to access the Activity Logs for myself or my Son, i get the following error


Unable to find the person for the given GUID

Any idea how to get past this. I have stuff to log in.

Just tried again to edit an activity log, hoping the previous bug was now fixed.

I got a different error. This time after I made the corrections and tried to save I was given “Invalid Token” message.

I am Key 3 Unit Admin.

@AngelaKoch What is your registered position / role at my.scouting (my.Scouting Tools)? Scoutmaster?

I went into my.scouting to make sure. Yes. Scoutmaster

@AngelaKoch I just sent you a direct message. You should see an indicator on your avatar in the upper right corner.

Sorry! Stepped away from the computer. Just responded

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