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An issue that caused the count to be 0 when a Council Admin attempted to send a message to Merit Badge Counselors (MBC) has been fixed. The count will now reflect the number of MBCs that have an e-mail address in Scoutbook and have logged in at least one time. These are the only MBCs that will receive the message.
Merit Badge Counselors
An issue that prevented Merit Badge Counselors (MBC) from restricting their visibility to a female troop has been fixed. When restricting visibility to a troop, the MBC must specify the gender. For example, Troop 1234 B, Troop 5677 G. Existing visibility restrictions that did not include the gender for a troop have been converted to male troops to retain the previous functionality.