I am in the process of trying to find ways to simplify communication with our leaders and parents. We have not had great success in getting adoption in Scoutbook from our parents and we are forced to communicate in a number of different methods with our parents. I was wondering what others utilize and how you are driving integration to create a one stop shop.
My thoughts at this point - were that I was going to utilize our Pack Gmail’s (Scoutbook’s email functionality cannot even be added to an outlook calendar or a phone/device which makes it very unweildy AND there is no inbox) calendar to subscribe to the calendars, then utilize Slack to drive automated updates of sorts in GroupMe, Facebook Events, Email and Text blasting. For Council communication I was thinking of using slack channels (or discord I guess) to try to manage some of the planning and communication so that our committee can communicate effectively when something needs to be discussed between monthly council meetings. I’ll be honest - I would really love it if we were able to get some API integrations for external tools so that we/our parents did not have to log into Scoutbook to do things
The complaints I receive from our den leaders and scoutmasters etc…
It is so slow.
Too many layers of clicking to get to anything on the website.
It is not clearly laid out where/how to get to things
The calendar function is so difficult to use it is prohibitive and auto corrects to dates back in 2010 when it gets confused.
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