Internet Advancement Tip #1
If a unit is using a compatible 3rd party software (like Troop Master), the unit should first download a unit roster from Internet Advancement.
Compare the first name, last name and date of birth of each scout.
The information must exactly match: Third party to Internet Advancement
The unit can only change ScoutNet information at Recharter or by calling the Council (Registration Dept)
Therefore, 3rd party should exactly match ScoutNet.
What happens if the information doesn’t match? Information will not load!
Please follow the rules of registration: no extra spaces, no punctuation,
Example: O’Brien can only be entered as: Obrien No space, no punctuation, and two capital letters cannot be adjacent to each other (OBrien)
Internet Advancement Tip #2
Internet Advancement Tip #3
As some of you know, I have been returning the non-Internet Advancement Reports to the DE’s to return to the units. Thank you for your help in getting units on board with this.
Please pass along the following request to all your units; individually and at Round Tables.
1. Do not mail IA Reports to council. Not necessary, and you can save a tree.
2. Bring IA reports to the Scout Shop when making purchases.
3. If you have to do a mail order with the Scout Shop, make sure you address the envelope to the Scout Shop. If not specifically addressed to the Scout Shop, it will not be delivered to them and you will not receive your order.
4. You do not have to submit the old fashioned 3-part self-carbon paper form with the IA Report. Also, don’t submit the TroopMaster report with the IA report. You should submit only the IA report.
Thanks for your assistance in getting the word out.
Margee Egan | Program Specialist
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
National Capital Area Council
Marriott Scout Service Center
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
O 301-214-9197 | F 301-564-9513