Scoutbook 101 for Troop 28 Parents

What is Scoutbook and why do I care?

Scoutbook is the BSA national online portal for tracking scout activity. This is where all rank advancement and merit badges are record and syncs with the official BSA behind-the-scenes records. Troop 28 also uses this system to maintain the troop calendar and to track troop service project hours, attendance, camping nights and awards like Cyber Chip and Totin’ Chip. Scouts and families can also optionally use the system to track personal service hours or in-progress merit badges and rank activities.

How do I get a logon to Scoutbook?

If you have taken Youth Protection Training, or if you registered your scout online, you already have a BSA/ account. Go to and log in using your username and password. If you do not recall your username or password you can use the Forgot Username/Password option and enter the email you use dto register.

If you do not recall which email address you used, please contact the Advancement Chair to find out which email is associated with your account. Note: the Advancement Chair cannot tell you your username or reset your password.

How do I verify my scout's advancement?

Please see the Scoutbook for Scouts and Parents instructions for verifying advancement before a Court of Honor and/or or printing an Advancement Report.

How do I delegate access for my kids?

Please see the Scoutbook for Scouts and Parents instructions.

There is an error in my (scout's) Advancement record; what do I do?

Please contact the troop Advancement Chair. Depending on the error, you may be able to fix it, it may require a troop Scoutbook administrator, or it may require Council intervention.

Coming soon

If I/my scout tracks advancement in Scoutbook, do they still need to get requirements signed in their Scout Handbook?
How do I run an Advancement Report?
How do I start a new merit badge?
How do I delete a merit badge (added by mistake/abandoned)?
How do I record service hours?
How do I record camping hours?
Do I have to use Scoutbook to track interim advancement?