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Adult volunteers - how to assign permissions in scoutbook

Hi I’m new to our unit. Ive been told that previously, adult volunteers had access to be assigned volunteer positions and had permissions to email adults in scoutbook. During the recharter, adults that had these permissions were reset to parent only accounts, because they didnt recharter/pay the fee. Is this correct? What changed? Is there a work around?

Thank you!

no work around. If they are not chartered they are not leaders. Simple solution of filling out an application

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Okay thank you! That is what I was thinking, but I keep getting told they were allowed before and I have no historical information because this is my first year.

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The simple answer is that the Scoutbook system previously did not enforce the policy position that everyone with leader-level access be registered as a leader, but now it does. The BSA purchased Scoutbook some time ago now from a third-party who had initially developed it as a non-BSA-supported unit management tool. Since the BSA took it over, they have been making a string of changes to bring it more in line with the official policies. This has resulted in some processes that previously worked “breaking” (or, viewed from another perspective, some bugs in the system getting squashed). I’m not always a giant fan of the changes made, but I can’t fault them for bringing officially-supported software in line with the official policies.

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I believe you can still give the parents view profile access to all the scouts on the unit, which will allow them to send emails.

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Note that, at the moment, it looks like assigning View Profile permissions in Connection Manager is still jointly-assigning View Advancement permissions. I don’t see that as an issue, but I know from postings in other threads that some folks do. I wanted to note that in case it was a concern for you, @DeniseGuerra1.

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