Before the BSA started modifying Scoutbook, units used to be able to change parental access levels, or Permission Positions.
Full Control was used when a new Scout joined the unit so the parents/guardians could update their personal information. Once this was completed, our Key 3 reset the parental permissions to View Advancement - Edit Profile. This allowed our unit to maintain data integrity and run accurate reports for Advancement without having to perform multiple cross-checks.
Not every adult leader should have the ability to edit Advancement in Scoutbook. That should be the responsibility of the unit Key 3 to determine the responsible person(s) & their backup. Our unit has the Committee Chair, Advancement Chair & Scoutmaster with this access level in order to maintain an accurate Scoutbook data set that agrees with the Scout Handbooks.
In our unit, the Scout handbook is the official record for Rank Advancement/BORs, The electronic Scoutbook record is the submittal vehicle and backup in case the Scout loses the Handbook and/or blue cards, etc. Books are turned in regularly and updates entered into Scoutbook by Advancement after Scoutmaster review in order to keep accurate records.