…and ranks and training CAN be tracked in Google Docs.
The whole idea of Scouting having a single system, with SSO, is so that everyone is on the same page, using the same tools. That standardization helps with onboarding, training, and ongoing communications.
The point being that it’s a basic function that everyone needs regularly. Nearly every event.
Signup Genius also has RSVP, but so does Scoutbook. So do you put an event in SB or SG or both? Do people need to RSVP in both, or just one? What if they’re bringing something, then both? If not, is one OK? Then add Facebook. Now multiply that times the number of parents in the unit and that’s a general idea of the ongoing confusion.
And it’s not just with the parents, it’s also with the leaders who have to manage these systems. One year may be fine, but next year not so much. Next thing you know steps are getting missed and details fall through the cracks.
If SB added this functionality, it strengthens the use case for RSVP and signups in a single place. It’s the whole idea of having a system built for specific ongoing tactical needs.