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#21 zgeist

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 04:36 PM

Troop just switched from troop master to etrailtoeagle. I like the change.
Pack has just started using storybook. Happy with it as well. Love the communication features.

 

Do you mean Scoutbook?  Lots of people say they love it, but every time I try to use I just get aggravated. For such an 'easy to use' program the navigation just takes you round' and round. And I find it inexplicable that their calendar has been in beta for over a year, with no signs of them actually fixing all the bugs that have been reported.  For example, when you add an event you have the option of selecting achievement you intend to work on during that event - a really cool idea - except that the new achievements are not in the list, they still show the old ones.  There are lots of little issues like this all over the place.

 

So, no way to attach a spreadsheet?


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#22 fred johnson

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:48 PM

Troop just switched from troop master to etrailtoeagle. I like the change.
Pack has just started using storybook. Happy with it as well. Love the communication features.

 

etrailtoeagle ... interesting look.  I like much of what I see.  I like that the "tour" came up quick and painless as I switched screens.  


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#23 chrisking0997

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 12:34 PM

We use TroopMaster and Mytroop in one of my troops, Scout Track in another.  My previous pack used Packmaster, and Im still deciding what the pack I just started will use.  The more I look at the options, the more I feel that there isnt one cookie cutter solution out there, but rather many products that fill needs based on the dynamics of your unit.

 

I did just check the Scoutbook site, and I appears BSA has been busy rebranding them since the acquisition.


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#24 Gone

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

 

I did just check the Scoutbook site, and I appears BSA has been busy rebranding them since the acquisition.

 

After the problem BSA had with losing over 10,000 accounts on myscouting recently, I don't think I'd give them any more data they could lose. ;)


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#25 zgeist

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 10:01 AM

So, finally, after much research and comparison, our pack has decided to go with Shutterfly for our website and CubTrails for our official calendar and advancement tracking. 

 

Shutterfly does 90% of what we want a website to do for free. There was no paid site ( $100 or less) that did more as easily.

 

CubTrails does advancement tracking better (or at least easier) than anything else (especially Scoutbook!). There are some things it just doesn't do, but the things it does do it does very well.

 

If anyone wants more details I'd be happy to supply them. I spent so much time on this I'd like it to be as much benefit as possible! ;-)


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#26 blw2

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 12:55 PM

sorry, late to this one....

Cub Scout Pack

We have a web site, just something that was made using a template from one of the web host companies, pretty much basic stuff

not convinced that it was ever looked at all that much

 

I set up a google calendar, which is shared to the pack's web site, and folks can link to it on their computers and phones (I'm not convinced that anyone did, well except 1 or 2 folks) but it sure helped me keep on top of things

 

The previous CM set up email groups using emaildodo, forwarding through alises attached to our pack's domain.  the alias part glitched a few times, but dodo works great.  Sadly, I think it's being abandoned now.

 

oh & I used google drive heavily, with sheets for a roster that I could use for tracking stuff

 

and of course email

 

 

I spent many hours researching the package tools such as scoutbook, troopwebhost, and the like....

determined that they are somewhat of a waste for us since I can't even get parents to reply to an email.

they rarely update the books, or communicate to the leaders..... if it takes effort, they wait for the DL to put out the work.

and besides, it really seems like a waste to track advancement for cubs.  There's no need in it.

except I can maybe see it useful for a mega pack with 100 boys, just in making shopping lists for awards... but even then, it's a small enough bite for the DL to handle (assuming normal sized dens)


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