So, long story, but I finally have access to both the my.scouting merit badge counselor report and to the scoutbook detailed merit badge counselor download.
Unfortunately, neither report contains sufficient data for me (council advancement committee volunteer in charge of merit badge counselors / merit badge counselor coordinator) to do my job.
I’ll forgo complaints about the SB report here since this is the my.scouting tools area other than to say that the SB folks position statement is “scoutbook is only for units, not district or council folks; use the my.scouting tools”.
Unfortunately the merit badge report from my.scouting only contains some of the necessary information. For example, this report has an “address” field, but it’s only the city and zip, not the actual street address. Some of my district coordinators want to actually MAIL a card to their people because they get much better response rates that way.
It has a troop only flag and a column for the troop numbers, but there are zero troop numbers filled in for anyone. Even for people who are marked as “yes” in the troop only column.
There are no columns for district only and a list of districts. There is no indication of council only or nationwide status either.
The YPT date is not on the report.
How can we get the necessary information added to this report? This information was available in the ScoutNet report that has now been disabled after the switch to my.scouting.