A message from Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock

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Subject: Scouting Experience Goes Mobile with Acquisition of Scoutbook

There’s no question that we live in a mobile world—and not just us adults. More than 75 percent of U.S. children today have access to a smartphone or tablet. Because mobile platforms represent a significant opportunity for BSA to engage with our members and improve their Scouting experience, I am pleased to announce that we are extending our presence in the digital space with the acquisition of Scoutbook a web application designed for mobile devices.

Scoutbook delivers a suite of easy-to-use unit-experience and unit-management tools that are helpful to both Scouts and unit leaders. Scoutbook’s current suite of Web-based tools enables units to better communicate, update records, track advancement and manage activities.  What’s more, it can easily be integrated with our membership system, simplifying the way our members can track their advancement throughout Scouting—when, where, and how they prefer to do it.

Created independently by an entrepreneurial parent who is an active member of the Scouting community, Scoutbook was introduced in 2013 and currently has nearly 200,000 users who already are benefiting from its helpful tools.

The National Council is working hand in hand with Scoutbook creator and Scouter Shawn Jackson to integrate and enhance its features to make its already-great user experience even better.

Visit Scouting Wire for more information, including an FAQ, and additional details about the many ways our investment in Scoutbook will help enhance the Scouting experience for units.

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