In my experience with Scoutbook in numerous units, it’s overly convoluted and a complete chore to use. I’ve yet to find an advancement chair that has liked using it or was even able to just sit down and figure it out without my own intervention in some additional training. Getting everyone on the same page with the phone app is an even bigger mess. Shared spreadsheets in the cloud have been far more efficient and preferred. It doesn’t matter whether I like it or not anyway, District and Council want me using IA2, so IA2 it shall be. And really I have no problems with IA2; it’s certainly more simple-minded, less clicky and straight forward than Scoutbook. And we’d rather not have to enter advancement twice, ergo the export/import which is a nice, simple, handy feature in IA2 we’d like to use.
I’m not sure what red flags are going up that signal to everyone I’m crazy because I want to create a solution that works more efficiently for us, but I’m scratching my head as to why I’m having to explain and justify myself at all. This should be… “that’s awesome! There’s a sample file here or I’ve attached one. Keep us posted on how it goes”, but whatever. There are already a number of options for advancement tracking out there (Scoutmode is probably the closest to what we’re looking for), I don’t think having our own is going to hurt anyone.
IA2 has the ability to import a TXT file. A sample would be very helpful. Thank you.