Serious question (because you can’t actually think I was equating “a patch exists” with “well, then it must be a position of responsibility” ): Is your thought that, because something like Regional Boatswain doesn’t fulfill the Able advancement requirement to “serve as an elected officer of your ship” that there’s no huge need to track it in Scoutbook? Did you draw that distinction because you see holding one of these offices as not holding a position of responsibility that technically meets the advancement requirement (a fair enough point)? In other words, a scout serving as Regional Boatswain, for example, would also need to have a job in the ship in order to meet the leadership requirement for Able rank?
(To be clear: This kind of parsing out is probably something I’d send up the chain rather than assume for my own scouts; I’m not trying to establish policy here!!)
There’s a scout in my ship with one of those positions – or “offices” – and scouts who are applying, so I am aware of what it takes to become one; but is your thought that they are more ceremonial and don’t fulfill leadership requirements? Our higher level boatswains really do put in significant work in those roles, so I would count it as leadership; but it’s also unlikely a scout would be selected for those roles without already having served as an elected officer of their ship. If that’s the case, I suppose it would almost always be moot in terms of advancement. Still, if I have a scout serving in those roles, I’d like to be able to show it in Scoutbook. I might be the only one, though!
As far as whether Scoutbook could track Council/Area/Region, I think our unit is already linked to our council, so area and region could be fairly automatic? Scouts don’t serve in councils or areas or regions that are not their own.
Interesting question you bring up although it probably doesn’t really change my ask in terms of putting them in Scoutbook and it almost certainly doesn’t change whatever priority level it already had! There are more pressing concerns in Scoutbook, I am certain. It was just a request.