Can youth message other youth? – seeing conflicting info
I’m a long-time Scoutbook user and unit admin. I know my way around Scoutbook.
Venturing is youth-led and we expect Venturers to communicate outside their meetings, which are normally every twice per month. They need to be able to message one another and in the past we’ve used GroupMe and considered Discord, but would rather offer Scoutbook, if possible.
When another Venturer tried to message him from within Scoutbook, clicking on the roster, they got a message saying “Youth can’t click on other youth in the same unit. You currently are not connected to this Scout. Contact the Scout’s parent, guardian, or leaders if you want to connect.”
So as the parent, I logged into Scoutbook to connect my son to other Venturers. I clicked on his profile, then his connections, but I can’t find a way to allow a connection to another Venturer, unless that Venturer is over 18 years old.
At this point, youth can’t see other youth on the roster and can’t message. I’ve read through old forum topics and some imply messaging is possible. Others make it sound like it isn’t.
Can Venturers message Venturers, and if so, what do I need to do to enable that?