Our troop’s goal is to have all non-leader parents YPT certified as an extension of our commitment to youth protection. With this we want the ability to track this group of parents and ensure that their YPT is current and notify them when it expires. Currently there is no way for unit leaders to pull this information from scoutnet because non-leader parents don’t fill out applications and are therefore not assigned to a unit. Scoutbook is the logical platform for this function because parents usually have accounts that are connected with their youth. I’ve used the Roster Builder to pull a list of parents to which I’ve added “Expiration Date” and “BSA#” columns.
This process is manual, messy and may be difficult to update, maintain and hand off. In an ideal world I think the following functions would be really helpful for all units:
• A “non-leader parent” roster that would list all parents that do not have an application in with BSA.
• The ability to select “my training” for non-leader parents which would show their current YPT status
• The ability to select “BSA number”. This would help us identity parents that have multiple BSA #s and lead to consolidation efforts. This would also be a great service to the parents who may not keep track of their BSA#.
• Notification of some sort when a parent’s YPT is expired which includes their BSA#
Please let me know what you think about this and if it’s feasible to incorporate some or all of these features into scoutbook.