While I understand this perception, and honestly shared it initially, the old Scoutbook logs were not set up to distinguish a “unit level” activity from an “individual” activity. While quick entry permitted us to enter the same activity data in multiple individuals’ logs, it was not stored with any flag to indicate that it was a group activity, and therefore could not be identified as a “group” activity when things were converted over. I agree that there are many of us who would find the ability to revisit these logs and “correct” group activities listed as individual activities valuable, but it’s not entirely clear how meaningful a problem it is for the scouts themselves (i.e. tracking their own activities) if no activities are actually missing.
I have noted similar issues for several of our scouts, but I’m not entirely clear how that impacts the ability to accurately track camping days/nights. Could you elaborate? I wasn’t finding any changes to the number of days or nights from the original entries for the ones that I checked. I agree that it makes it more difficult to backcheck the entries against the scouts’ handbooks or the unit calendar, but if one is aware of the problem, it’s reasonably easy to identify that the issue is occurring.
I agree that the correction of this information would be useful. I’m just not sure whether or not the BSA would prioritize it over the other issues that also seem to exist on this platform.
ETA: I just noticed that I am able to edit entries that were moved from the Scoutbook logs as far back as 2017. In principle, I believe that someone could:
- create the relevant group activity
- add all of the youth and adults to the relevant group activity
- remove all of the youth and adults from the “individual” activities in their individual logs using the edit feature.
- Delete the individual logs entries.
I don’t know that you can easily retain the “notes” that are currently logged in the individual events. For example, for one weekend campout, I entered notes about what my son did that addressed completion of other requirements on the trip (setting up his tent with his tentmate).
To be clear, I haven’t tried this yet, but it appears to be feasible, at least from the interface as it’s displaying options to me both for my son and for other scouts. I am a Key 3 Delegate for my unit, in case that impacts how things display.
ETA2: OK, so I may have celebrated a bit too soon. I tried editing one of my son’s events, and despite the fact that the interface allows me to make a variety of changes, including to the dates and times, the “EDIT AND FINISH” button at the bottom remains stubbornly grayed-out. It might be tied into the recently-discovered character limit on activity names (I have 36 in this event). I’m reluctant to change the name, since it matches with all of the others that were added by quick-entry.