I am seeing a descrepancy in the DoB for one of our scouts between My Scouting Member Manager, Internet Advancements 2.0, and Scout Book. The reason I’m writing this message is to understand how the different systems are connected. My assumption is that at least Internet Advancement 2.0 and Scout Book are using the same database and therefor should not have differences in fields such as DoB. I don’t know how Member Manager is related to the other two data sources. If someone can shed some light on how the data flows through all these systems I would be greateful as it would help me know what to do when we find this kind of error and how to avoid it in the future.
The aforementioned Scout has a DoB in Member Manager of March 21st with no year visible and this field is not exportable so I can’t verify the DoB in this system. In Scout Book the DoB for this Scout is July 21st 2001. In Internet Advancements 2.0 the DoB does not show but in the roster view it shows the Scout’s age as 15 which is not correct for either of the two DoBs in the other two systems, one making him 17 and the other 18.
I can confirm that all three systems show the same BSA ID so this is the same scout and the name is not common so I don’t think we’re mixing up scouts.
I’m about to do an audit between all of these systems to see how the data is drifting.