I am finding that prior “Connections” to Scouts who transfer into my unit from another Scoutbook Troop or Scoutbook Pack are still connected with every leader who had a prior connection to them in their previous unit. I had been previously told (I think by Scoutbook Support) that unit connections should be broken when a leader leaves a unit, or a scout leaves a unit. In both of these cases, we really need the Connections to be severed.
This is really a problem for two reasons:
(1) The time required to delete a bunch of connections. In my Troop, I had 15 new Scouts crossover and each one had anywhere from five to 12 (yes twelve) connections that I had to manually sever. Obviously this took over two hours to carefully work through. And connections that are NOT in the current unit do not show up on Connection’s Manager for an easy delete.
(2) The second problem should be a bigger concern for BSA given the present issues that BSA is having to address. If former leaders are not being automatically severed, a possible “abuser” could remain connected to a Scout and would not show up on either the unit roster, nor Connections’ Manager.
The fix for this could be to either (1) automatically expire all connections to a Scout from a person who is not a Parent, Merit Badge Counselor or a Leader in the current unit or (2) change Connections Manager so that it shows ALL connections whether in the current unit or not allowing an Admin to quickly sever former Connections.