Metro Tech Boot Camp


Jun 11, 2022



Cushman Watt Scout Center
2333 Scout Way
Los Angeles, CA 90026


Online tools have grown tremendously in the last few years. Unit leaders are now able to manage much of the information about their unit. This hands-on training will give you the experience you need to execute the most frequently requested tasks that previously only a District Executive or Council Registrar could do. You’ll feel empowered and excited by the powers now in your hands.

This is experiential training, so bring a laptop! Actions we plan on taking include:

  1. Learn the difference between, My.Scouting,, Scoutbook, and Internet Advancement, and the GLAAC Reservations software, “Black Pug”
  2. My.Scouting
    1. Review and update your own scouting profile, and view what online classes you may need in the future.
    2. Delegate tasks by giving functional permissions to other volunteers in your unit
    3. Update your unit’s FREE internet listing, also known as a “BeAScout” pin. Write an inviting welcome advertisement for your unit.
    4. Respond to leads in Invitation Manager and accept online registrations in Application Manager
  3. Advancement software (whether Internet Advancement or Scoutbook)
    1. Use the Scoutbook Knowledge Base to troubleshoot
    2. Set up dens/patrols in Scoutbook
    3. Enter simple advancements
    4. Run reports, including a pre-populated Eagle Application
    5. Manage Merit Badge documentation (including Blue Cards) in Scoutbook
  4. Explore program resources in, including Den Leader orientation materials and Den/Pack/Troop program ideas
  5. Find Council activities and make a reservation

Contact Diane Gilmore for more information.