I have multiple BSA IDs and would like them all merged into one

Hello Scoutbook,

I have multiple member IDs and would like them all merged if at all possible. My Primary Member ID is 135613265 but I have 12506859 and 111091649. There could be more i would just like it all together.

@AaronMason1 log into my.scouting.org > click Menu top left > Click Manage Member ID > one of the BSA # will be there marked PRIMARY > then add the other MID (BSA #) - you want to make the one that is your unit registration PRIMARY > Then go to Scoutbook.com and log in using your my.scouting.org credentials

I have them all on my.scouting. Is there a way to merge them into one or am I just stuck having multiple BSA ids?

They are all from Different councils so there is no merging

Different councils use a different ID for each person?

@AaronMason1 - that is correct and has been that way for some time.

As @Stephen_Hornak noted, this has been “the way” for a very long time. The non-overlapping blocks of BSA IDs assigned to councils avoided the issue of having the same unique identifier being assigned to more than one person (thus rendering it non-unique). This was obviously more likely to occur in the pre-internet days where councils were sending paper back and forth to nationals for registrations, but appears (at least from the outside) to have carried over in legacy software.

If that is the case, I should be able to contact all of the councils I have been associated with and find my old member IDs to complete my whole scouting history? Sorry I was in a military family and moved a bit and now I am trying to retrieve and put my whole scouting history together.

only other one I see is a deleted one from your current council

Maybe in theory. That said, I know that my “home” council as a youth has changed names (and probably geographic coverage) a couple of times. I’d be pleasantly surprised to find that they still have my records, and I’ve only been associated with two councils (one as a youth, one currently as an adult). It was only due to a duplicate Scoutbook account that I realized that I had a “legacy” BSA ID from my time as a youth. It obviously makes sense, I just hadn’t thought about it turning up in the system given its age.

Should… but I don’t think can. My eagle and lifetime NESA are stuck on my childhood account. I have to manage member IDs and switch to it to see it. I hope after bankruptcy they can apply the right resources and priorities to get this together. So for now, it was great to “claim it”, even if the ID’s aren’t integrated.

So the one from mid America council I activated on scoutbook after calling them and having them send my transcripts. Then using the BSA ID for a scoutbook profile account.

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