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My council has set a goal of increasing registered units by almost 16% this year. We have a few spring starts who are in the chartering process now, and some are smart enough to ask, “When can we start using Scoutbook to help with our planning and communications?” We’ve told them that the process of creating the new unit in Scoutbook is automated once the charter has been processed by the registrar, but we’d like to be able to give them more than that.
So, in no particular order, I’d like to get help answering the following questions.
How long does it take from charter posting by the registrar until the unit is accessible to the newly registered leadership of the new unit?
Is there any difference for currently registered leaders who are joining the new unit?
Can new Scouts and parents create individual accounts before the unit is created?
What online resources are available to provide guidance to new units?