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I used to be able to create useful Reports

The Hide feature allows you to select which reports appear on your Dashboard Reports Menu’s “Report Builder Shared Reports” and “Report Builder Reports” submenus. Users might not be interested in seeing all the reports that are available from the Report Manager, especially when there are a plethora of reports created and shared by others, and which might be crowding your Report Menus.

@SharonPeterson What is your role within your unit? And what is your registered position?

I’d also say that report builder is not where you enter advancement. For individual scouts, you go to the unit roster, click their name, click their advancement, click the rank they are working on, click the individual req, enter the date and check approved, and click update.

I am the troop’s Advancement Chair and in a Troop Admin position. I’ve been entering rank Advancement and merit badges earned for a few years now.

When I go under unit roster, Scout name and click on the next rank to be earned, nothing happens. I have a scout that earned his Scout rank that I need to get recorded so I can get his rank badge. I also do not see any place to record merit badges earned any more.

Sharon

From the scout’s page, scroll down to [scout name]’s advancement. Clicking that will allow you to click on ranks to enter rank requirements and also add merit badges that they are working on.

@SharonPeterson - where have you normally entered advancement items:
scoutbook.com or scoutbook.scouting.org ? The process and steps are a touch different.

Scout book. Scouting.org

@SharonPeterson - like this:

The “Record Advancement” no longer appears since the latest update to Internet Advancement (see attached).

Sharon

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Isn’t Record Advancement a subset of the Record Progress drop-down? My screen looks like this if I select one or more scouts, then select “Record Progress”:

@SharonPeterson - that is exactly what @CharleyHamilton has shown. Click o Record Progress.

Mine doesn’t have the Record Advancement option. It only lists the other 3 options.

@SharonPeterson, you might not be listed as either Key 3 (unit leader, committee chair, chartered organization rep), Key 3 Delegate, or Unit Advancement Chair in the Organizational Security Manager at my.scouting. The K3D and Unit Advancement Chair have to be redesignated each time the charter expires/renews.

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On January 20 I was able to record Rank Advancements and Merit badges earned (this was after our recharger). It was just after Internet Advancement was modified and the hiking, camping, etc options were added that the Record Advancement option disappeared.

Sharon

It’s probably worth checking with the Key 3 to make sure you’re still designated in the OSM. I’ve fallen out a couple of times as a K3D.

There’s a good chance that was before your recharter was processed. Once it was, all functional roles designated in the organization Security manager are wiped out.

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@SharonPeterson - the timing of your inability does seem to line up with a recharter processing. The first place I would have gone is to my Key 3 to ask to be re-added to UAC and key 3 delegate status.

I am now able to enter advancements. Sometime after January 20 my key 3 status was deleted (we rechartered by the end of November).

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@SharonPeterson - that is the expiration of one charter period and the beginning or another. It is an automated process. The delegates and UAC expire 12/31 typically.

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The date you submit your recharter paperwork is irrelevant. Councils cannot start processing recharter paperwork until after the BSA closes out the previous year. This year, Councils were not able to start processing recharter paperwork until late in the first week of January. Functional roles defined in Organization Security Manager are reset when recharter is processed.

We have asked the BSA to leave functional roles in place if an individual in a functional role is rechartered in the same leadership role held the previous year. We do not know if this will be implemented for 2021 recharters.

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I know that our unit’s charter (submitted in December) was finally processed in early March. Everybody was jammed up with the changes to fees, etc at the end of last year.

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