We have a new Lion, 12895369 who has no parent in SB. He was registered online by dad. If I search for dads email or name it says no matching account. He’s also not listed in Connection Manager. If I try to add a new parent it says the parent email already exists.
What is the correct way to add a parent to this Scout?
In principle, the parent should have already been connected when the online registration process finished and the scout was added to the official roster. If you post the scout’s BSA ID (no names please!), the SUAC volunteers may be able to diagnose the issue further.
Currently, searching for non-registered-scouter adults is broken. If the parent already has another scout in your unit, a unit admin or Key 3 member (CC,COR,CM) can make the connection through a workaround.
Go to the Scoutbook roster page
Go to Connections Manager
Page down to the parent’s name
Add a View only connection between the parent and scout
Go back to the scout’s name in the Scoutbook roster, and click on it
Select Scoutname’s Connections
Select the parent’s name, and change the connection type to Parent/Guardian.
Please note, this last step is irreversible at the unit level, so make sure you’re connecting the correct adult as a parent.
If not, there is another work-around here: Lion and AOL with no parent connection - #2 by DonovanMcNeil
The Scout ID is 14783947. I am a Key 3 delegate, the parent is not listed in connections.
@JenniferFerraz The parent is usually automatically connected.
In this case, however, the parent has 2 BSA member ID numbers:
14783948 - Lion Adult Partner registration
14783936 - Parent / child user relationships
Ideally, you would want any registered positions to be under the same BSA member number as the one that has the parent / child user relationships.
@JenniferFerraz I have made an initial connection between the Scout and the parent in Scoutbook.
You will need to go to the Scout’s Connections page, click on the parent’s name, and then update the connection type to “parent / guardian”.
Thank you for the quick reply. I’ve got him straightened out. His parent should only have one account, since Lion AP isn’t a registered position?
We have another new scout that just joined that is also missing his parent, who was also an online applicant. He is a Bear. Most of our new members this fall have been online and the parents have come through fine. The scouts ID is 14511815
Lion Adult Partner / Tiger Adult Partner are registered positions. However, they are not adult leaders (YPT not required, no criminal background check, not approved by COR, etc.).
Ideally, you want the Adult Partner (and other registrations, if any) and the parent / child relationships to be under a single BSA member number in the same council. Your local council can fix with their Registrar tools.
For your new Bear Scout, the adult does not yet have a Scoutbook userID.
Edited: Please ask the adult to log in to Scoutbook with his my.scouting username and password. This should create a Scoutbook userID for the adult, and then they can be connected.
I’m trying to add a parent connection for a second parent and search says no account for this person. She has an account with other scouts so I do not want to duplicate an account. This seems to be a recurring problem.
Please add parent 14464032 to Scout 14506867
@KarenGraves1 This is a known issue. If the other scouts are in your same unit, see @CharleyHamilton ’s workaround above.