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The Leaders will never have access to the Scout’s email address or cell phone numbers.
But that isn’t true, is it? I seem to be able to see the emails and phone numbers of Scouts who have their own Scoutbook accounts in Internet Advancement. Also, if I send an email to a Scout through Scoutbook without using BCC and copy myself, their email address shows up in the headers of the email, plainly visible. The same is presumably true with texts. And of course if the Scout replies, their email or cell number will be revealed in any case.
I think this info is from an alternate world where Scoutbook had its own messaging system (which was clearly planned at one point, given the “Inbox” function on the Dashboard).
This should be changed, as I presume we do not wish to mislead parents.