How do I help my Pack start using Scoutbook? I am familiar with Scoutbook and have been using it in other units for years. I have been COR, ASM, SM, CM, and MBC at various times - all on the troop level. Usually with Admin access on scoutbook. On the pack level, I have never held a leadership position. Just a parent. Connected to my son only.
We moved about 6 months ago to a totally new council. After a little bit of effort, I got my son’s records and my records transferred to the new council and we are set up in a new pack. I have been asked to be Webelos Den leader. Fine. No problem. New pack is not currently using scoutbook. Feedback is that they like the idea, but no one knows how to set it up. I’m happy to help, but I don’t have access to anything.
I am not a Key 3. I log in to scoutbook and I am connected to my son. I can see that the unit has several dozen scouts listed, but none are connected to me (because I’m not parent nor admin nor one of the Key 3). I can update my son’s records, but no one else’s. I can’t even invite the other leaders (including the Key 3) to join scoutbook.
Question 1: Where are the online training resources to help others start using scoutbook? I thought I remembered there being some helpful introductory training materials in the early days of scoutbook (before BSA bought it), but I can’t find it anymore.
Question 2: What do my fellow leaders need to do to get us set up on scoutbook? Just create a new user profile and then, once it syncs with national to verify positions, it will magically add them to the same unit that I see when I log in to scoutbook? Do I need all of my Key 3 to start using it? Or is it sufficient to have the Cubmaster join and then give me admin privileges? If I had admin, I could invite everyone else and set up all the leaders in their various positions and distribute the boys into their dens. But I can’t do any of that right now. And those who hold the positions that would give them such access don’t know how to do what needs to be done to make everyone’s lives easier.