BSA posted on Facebook yesterday about the future of their technology development. Specifically, this was included in the post:
As mentioned above, Scoutbook database will be the database of record for advancement data. In preparation, Internet Advancement will be retired and replaced in 2018 by a system named “Scoutbook Lite.” Scoutbook Lite will have the major features of Internet Advancement. Units will be able to hand enter data into the system like they do with Internet Advancement today. There are no current plans of supporting a file upload of data to Scoutbook Lite.
The last sentence is what really caught my eye. What does this mean for the future of systems like TroopTrack? I know this is probably news to the TT folks, but this looks like BSA’s way of forcing units to use their advancement system instead of others, like TT. Frankly, I do not want to do double work when entering advancement.
TT, do you have any feedback that can be shared? Please let us know what the “official” TT position is on this statement.