Every year after recharter, I make efforts to update the training records for all our members. In doing so, I discovered that the current list on TroopTrack is out of date and there are courses that do not show up at all. (at least on my screen)
The most recent Training Course List from BSA National is as-of 01/05/2021, so this really was just updated recently. Training Quicklinks | Boy Scouts of America
I put together a spreadsheet that matched this most recent course list (2021) to the last update that I was aware of (2019) and then cross-referenced that list to the list on TroopTrack. I have attached that file for your reference.
When I compared the 2021 list to 2019, I found that some courses were added and others were retired. I have highlighted those course accordingly. (Matched = Yellow / New = Orange / Retired = Red)
When I cross-referenced all of that to what is on TroopTrack, I put those notes off to the right side of the course in question. You’ll see that some courses need to be added to TroopTrack (“Not On TroopTrack”) and some courses do show up on the list but have no training code associated with it (“TroopTrack Shows Course But Missing Code”) .
Would it possible to update the Course List on TroopTrack to the most recent release?
- Add any courses that do not show up on the TroopTrack list.
(Maybe they already are but I can’t see them? If so could they please be made viewable?)
- Rename any courses that are missing its code placing the code on the front of the name like the rest.
- I would personally suggest keeping the retired courses on the list because they still show up on the Scouting Transcripts from BSA National for those who took them when the course was active. That way we will have a clean sync with National’s records with no holes.
I hope this is helpful in getting the TroopTrack training list back up to date with the most recent release. If you have any questions on what I did, I would be happy to help.