I read the topic at Parents can mark requirements/rank as leader aproved which states this “feature” was enabled due to COVID-19 restrictions on meeting last Spring.
The change log for April 16, 2020, April 16, 2020 Scoutbook Updates, directed me to read the COVID-19 FAQ at https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq. The FAQ states “We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate when this temporary measure expires and there is a return to the standard rules for Cub Scout advancement.” under the question “May parents sign off on Webelos and Arrow of Light requirements?”
Have we returned to standard rules for Cub Scout Advancement yet? If not, has there been discussion about when that will happen?
In the meantime, we’ll keep a close eye on who marks advancement as approved.