Official Method to add Scout access to Scoutbook


Is there a current/official reference to the procedure for parents to add their scout to access Scoutbook? Many of the links I’ve found seem to be out of date or “back door” methods.

As always, thanks to the Scoutbook team for all of their efforts.

Brendon Hoch

Parents can go to scout in Scoutbook and click Extended Data - there is a place to Invite there - or they can create a log in which is the same as a Scoutbook login

Myst Account Setup.pdf (223.2 KB)

The link to invite the scout to Scoutbook in Extended Data seems to be gone now.

It’s only ever present for parents/guardians connected to the scout as such. Even then, if the scout already has an email address associated with their account (e.g. has a my.scouting account with an email), it won’t appear for them, either.

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The other method works as well

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The pdf shows how to set up an account, and is useful. I can get that out to parents in the Units I’m a UC for.
However, is there a pdf (or other doc) that shows the steps a parent uses to link to their kid? That would also be quite useful.

@DavidSchilpp there are 2 different links - on is - I recommend that They contact your local council and ask them to use the Registrar Tools to look up the children. When they look up the children, they want to check children’s “User Relationship” and make sure that children are connected to parent with Only the correct BSA member ID number - this will also make the SB link over a 24 hour period

The other is under SB > My Account > My Connections > there is red text at top of page to connect as a parent - the Scouts BSA # and info is needed

Hope you are getting paid very well for that extremely fast, good response. :grinning:
Thanks much

(I had a parent from another Council get ahold of me to get info. He bitterly complained that the folks in his Council took over a week to get back to him. I told him he was dealing with volunteers and was lucky it was that quick. Not what he wanted to hear.)

Hi @BrendonHoch , as you noted in your question, only parents can give access to a Scout.

The current reference / how-to can be found online here >> How Do I Give My Scout Access to Their Account?

Lots of information and how-tos can be found in the Scoutbook Knowledge Base at >>

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