I propose that the merit badge counselor list be changed from zip code based to troop based or that a troop-based search be added as a capability. This might allow access within the troop for adults and scouts without the policy and privacy issues attendant with providing MBC contact information to the broader community. Additionally, it will help leadership within the troop stay informed of their current MBC roster without having to parse through lots of unnecessary and unwanted date regarding MBCs not within their troop but within their geographic area.
Also, it is not clear the the information currently available within Scoutbook is, in fact, limited for accessability as chosen by each merit badge counselor. For example, I have elected to work only with scouts within my troop, but when I search the list by zip code and as much as a 50-mile radius, my name is still visible. I don’t know if that is because I will always be visible to me when logged on as myself or if my information is now more widely available than I had requested.