Stephen (great name by the way) I appreciate the candor. Thank you for the information and background.
“I would not expect to have a parent or scout be able to mark advancement or awards complete in internet advancement. As far as the log entries, based on input from leaders, [they] come in from scout or parent entry as pending approval.”
Excluding those who are leaders, no parent or scout SHOULD be able to mark advancement or awards (or camping nights) as APPROVED, but there’s no reason they can’t mark them as COMPLETE, if they’ve completed them. This is a key feature of Scoutbook, not a flaw. Now if we’re only dealing with semantics, that’s not really a big deal (pending approval/approval vs complete/approved).
It’s all good info, but doesn’t really answer the question: ACCESS. What on earth would be the problem with ANY registered unit leader viewing someone’s camping nights or hiking miles? Why restrict even VIEWING it (not approving anything)?
And, lastly, why would we do major changes like this unannounced and RIGHT before most Cub Scout units do rank advancement?
I’ve made my point. I’m not going to continue to reply unless there’s new info.