Steve, don’t know where you got the idea that I was upset because things didn’t go my way. This isn’t significant enough to get upset about. I’m just trying to make it as easy as possible to get pictures of our adult leaders into Scoutbook so that new families can be on the lookout for someone in particular at meetings. With 75 Active Scouts & 6 different grades, there are a lot of folks running around in uniform at the beginning of the year. I for one, would have appreciated having pictures of leaders in Scoutbook that I could refer to back during our Tiger year when I knew utterly nobody in the Pack. I’m now moving to our affiliated Troops, but the same thing applies. I’m new and I don’t know everyone. It would be nice to look up their picture so I could tell my son or daughter who to go to for assistance.
I tend to agree with Mark. If you are in participating in Scouting events, in person, in public, then a picture in a Scouting app, behind a password shouldn’t be an issue. There are many parents and others in the community taking pictures and posting them to Facebook, Instagram, etc. I’d be more concerned about those.
“The argument that the picture of someone who participates in person at meetings and camp outs - that is behind a password wall is going to somehow magically out them seems a bit of a non-sequitur to me.”
Agree with Ed even further in that I don’t post ANYTHING to Facebook. However, I’d say that 75% of our parents do post to their Facebook feeds thoughout the year and I’ve never been asked if my kids or I can be in the pictures. That’s sort of the way it goes these days…
For comparison, I’m also a USAA Certified Archery Coach and our league has everyone (Archers AND coaches) sign a photo release before the season allowing photos to be utilized for marketing and social media posts before we can participate. We restrict our school’s archers from taking & uploading pictures to social media via our school’s conduct policy, but have utterly no control over parents, other teams, media or the league itself.
It’s obvious that there are folks that don’t want this feature, but for units like ours, it would be nice to be able to give that authority to the Unit Admin to make it easier for all of us.