Du to the forced payment using online registration and no way to include the unit portions we have stopped using online registration. We had 6 new scouts sign up in October, it took a month for them to get set up ins Scoutbook, then 5 of the 6 had incorrect or no emails. This took another month to get corrected by local council. Two still have incorrect emails in scoutbook.
We have always been a more successful unit at recruiting in our council, even during COVID-19. But we obviously can not depend on local council to create the new accounts quickly and correctly. Our unit communicates solely through Scoutbook for email and calendar and advancements. Our rule is that a scout can not participate until they are in scoutbook. So since local council is not able to handle this, and online registration no longer works for us, how do we get new scouts in. Of the 6 new scouts we have definitely lost 4, due to the lack of communication. We have suspended recruiting until we have a reliable and usable method to board new scouts