From a strictly speculative perspective, @WilliamAbrams, I suspect the logic is something like this:
- my.scouting.org is the official interface for national, regional, area, council, and district staff to interface to unit data, like training, that they want to track.
- Staff is more familiar with these interfaces, and is most interested in tracking the training associated with “officially” registered positions.
- Units are most interested in tracking the functional roles our leaders fill (generally wearing more than one hat), and want an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn interface that our ever-changing leadership can pick up quickly.
- Nationals is allocating sparse resources to the large backlog of projects that need doing, and basing it on the priorities that they see as being on top of the list.
- Tracking of officially registered positions and associated training is higher on their list than tracking of all functional positions that are being held, officially or otherwise.
I don’t agree with this speculative thought process, per se, but I can see the perspective that would motivate it. If you really want to know why, you could see if someone at your council is willing to reach out to Nationals to get an explanation.