Scouts when registered in your unit will automatically come into your unit in Scoutbook. If you would like to bring them over from another unit that uses Scoutbook, you can use the Transfer Tool. This tool will bring over all their Scoutbook history from their previous unit.
NOTE: This transfer tool would have to be used BEFORE the Member Update brings the Scout automatically into your unit after registration. If you Transfer a Scout First, then Member Update will just Update the Scout’s BSA #
NOTE 2: The Transfer Tool does not register Scouts in your unit, Scouts still need to submit applications to your council to register.
From the unit Roster page, click on the Transfer In Scout button:
You will be prompted for
BSA Member Number:
Zip Code: (This is the one for the Scout’s old address (the address in Scoutbook).
And if you wish to place the Scout into a Den or Patrol
Then click Search
If Scoutbook finds the Scout, you will be asked to confirm and if you wish to remove the Scout from the previous unit or leave them there. (Scouts moving from a Pack to a Troop will always be removed in Scoutbook from the Pack.)
Then click Confirm
The Scout will then be moved into your unit. All their Scoutbook history will be there.
NOTE: If the Scout has already been registered into your unit and appears with a new member ID. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for the member ID removed from the record automatically added and placed on the one you moved over with all the Scout’s history. Ask them to retire the unwanted record.