We had a recent case where the district actually ended up having to ask the nominee for information because council’s records were both fragmentary and (due to reductions in professional staff) there was inadequate support to dig out the information. Ideally, everything is shown at council, but it is often the case that information, particularly historical leadership information from other councils, is not 100% present in council’s data. Even if it were all present, it’s not clear how available that information might be to a unit, given the argument behind not making it available in Scoutbook is individual privacy. I’m not sure how going from “unit querying the database” to “unit querying council” overcomes that argument. If it’s privileged information, it doesn’t lose that privilege just because you ask council for it.
I do think that a “scouting resume” is a good idea, though. I’m going to poke our CC about doing something like that. We often have people who serve in multiple roles, whether that’s their registered role or not. So, I could easily see us nominating someone for an award for which they are not, on paper, eligible, because of how they were actually registered.