The activities shown in Scout book for my grandson have both his Scouting and Cub Scouting Service Hours, Camping Nights, and Hiking Miles together. For example, he has 15 nights of camping with the Troop for Boy Scouts, plus 8 nights with Cub Scouts, and his total for Scout book is 23 nights in Scout book. Shouldn’t it have split when he crossed over into Boy Scouts? The rest of our Troop doesn’t have this problem, because they didn’t use Scout book in Cub Scouts, and only began using it when we joined the Troop a couple of years ago. I don’t necessarily want to delete the Cub Scout input, as it should count for something, but I would like to isolate it from his Boy Scout part of Scouting. Thanks in advance.
No many awards like that National Outdoor achievement awards count all nights, miles, hours etc. If you want to limit it on Activity Log report you can put a start date
Add a “Date Joined Scouts BSA” on the Scout’s profile in Internet Advancement, and the Activity Log Report has an option to use it as the start date for the report.
I tried it, but without success. I also shut-down my computer after doing it, thinking it might need the reboot. This is not an “end of the world” issue, but it would be nicer if Scoutbook was better synched to what my grandson has done within his Troop.
I do appreciate the help.
Yours in Scouting,
Bill Archer. ASM Troop 218 Wilmington, NC
I wanted to confirm that you tried setting the start date of the form as the start date in Scouts BSA for the Scout and it showed activities before that date?
I am not sure if you want to isolate the cub scout progress from the scouts bsa progress. If you and the advancement chair of your troop on read back to a certain date it will start to confuse long term progress for awards. It would most likely be in your scouts best interest to make the advancement chair have to sort things out on their end if they believe something in your scouts record does not qualify.
I just tested it with my unit, and I was able to limit the report to events since Date Joined Scouts BSA. I confirmed it based on scouts I know have events logged prior to their Date Joined.
Thanks for the feedback, but ironically, I am the the Advancement Chairman. As I had mentioned, this troup didn’t use Scoutbook before we arrived, so there was no previous activities listed for the scouts. My grandson and I had all of the years of Cub Scouts included in Scoutbook which was transferred to Scoutbook when we started with this new Troop after Cub Scout crossover…so, we are more or less showing twice the activities as the other scouts in the troop, because half are from when in Cub Scouts.
Yours in Scouting,
Yes, changing the date didn’t change anything. And yes, the original date was older, when he originally joined scouts. I change the date to when we joined Boy Scouts with this Troop, and his activities still show the Cub Scout times.
@WilliamArcher - just out of curiosity what are the dates for the cub entries. Were these entered at the time of the activity ?
Thanks for the inquiry. Yes, the Cub Scout entries were made at (or close to) the times that the activities were completed. Give or take a couple of days.
Yours in Scouting,
Many awards? Really? What else besides NOA will use Cub Scout activities towards Scouts BSA awards?
In my opinion, the request of the OP is a valid one. I shouldn’t need to filter awards by date for all but one award. If anything, it should only be the NOA that requires the filter to be overridden to include non-Scouts BSA activities. This is an extra work/effort on Advancement Chairs that isn’t necessary.
The Activity Log Report defaults to using “Date Joined Scouts BSA” as a filter. There isn’t any extra work involved.
Users have asked to be able to see a Scout’s entire activity log (including the details) for various reasons.
@WilliamArcher Did you run the Activity Log Report? Is the “Date Joined Scouts BSA” filter not working there?