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Feature Assistant Extension for Scoutbook

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Extends Scoutbook functionality with quick entry, user management, and summer camp import functions

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Description from store This tool extends several feature capabilities of Scoutbook. Disclaimer: This tool was created by a Scouting Volunteer who spent his own time and energy to "Do a good turn" and help fellow Scouters out. It is not a product of the Scoutbook development team nor is supported by BSA. If it helps you out, terrific. If you find issues or have questions or would like to see it tweaked, please contact me so I can get them fixed. What is it? The focus of this extension is to provide time saving features to users of the Scoutbook Tool. It is hoped that the life of this tool will be short and that Scoutbook is able to integrate these feature concepts. This tool is simply an interim workaround to some needed features. Until then, there is a great need to have the following included features. Calendar * Repeating Events. You can create, edit and delete repeating calendar events (no longer available when calendar is migrated out of Scoutbook) * Copy Event. You can copy existing events to a new date. (no longer available when calendar is migrated out of Scoutbook) * Calendar Import from CSV file You can import calendar events using a CSV file (no longer available when calendar is migrated out of Scoutbook) * Calendar Export to CSV (no longer available when calendar is migrated out of Scoutbook) * Calendar Messaging You can select invitees based on their RSVP status to send them messages. You can select attendees based on Attendance status to send them messages. * Update Multiple Calendar Event Invitees. You can add invitees to any number of future events in a quick entry fashion. * Scout Birthday - easily adds Scout Birthday events to the calendar (no longer available when calendar is migrated out of Scoutbook) Payment Logs * Paylog Report - You can mail balances * import transaction * Close accounts * Delete all account transactions Session Monitor * Session Timeout Notification. When the Scoutbook session is about to logged off due to inactivity, a popup appears and you can click to extend the session. Merit Badge Quick Entry for Units * Add Merit Badge Quick Entry. You can use Quick Entry to Add merit badges, sign as the Unit Leader, (and Assign Merit Badge Counselors - this feature temporarily removed due to Scoutbook changes) Merit Badge Counselor Connection Helper * Allows Merit Badge Counselors to identify connections that are no longer needed, so they may be removed to clean up the dashboard. Merit Badge Counselor Quick Connect * Easily connect to a Merit Badge Counselor right from the Merit Badge Search Results, and from a Scout's Merit Badge page Merit badge Counselor -Class Support for connecting/disconnecting from multiple scouts at once, printing class log worksheets, and table style worksheet quick entry Merit Badge Import from Summer Camps * Summer Camp Merit Badge Import from Black Pug Software. You can import data saved after 6/1/2017 from Summer Camps that use the scoutingevent.com website to track Merit badges. Connection Manager Enhancement * Set Scout column permissions. Sets all permissions except parents and Admins. * Adds a Permissions by Position Manager page to easily set permissions based on the leadership and parent/guardian roles held by adults Messages: * Adds a Select Den/Patrol option to message page so you can easily send messages to one or more dens or patrols. * Adds a Custom Email Group option to all setting up custom groups. * Always makes sure you are copied on messages going out * Preview to see what BB codes look like * YPT Notices in the body * Recipient name list in BCC messages Training: * Adds a YPT Training Report, with 2018 cutoff dates Youth Leadership: * Adds a Quick Edit of Youth Leadership Positions Council Admin * Adds Unit Usage Statistics for Council Admins Help Links: * Adds Help Links to SUAC documents and this extension help documents on the Scoutbook Help page. Upgrade Notifications * Allows you to choose if you want to be notified of version updates, and you can specify for all releases or feature updates only. This extension is also available as a Firefox Add-on. See Scoutbook forums for the location.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-07-30) Adam Schilkraut: This just saved our Advancement Chair a ton of time entering MB's and partials into the system after our week at summer camp. THANK YOU for this extension, Gary!
  • (2022-09-05) Jason Dickey: Must have. Just wish there were add in for apple devices and mobile devices.
  • (2022-06-24) Sara Huter: The directions are nothing like what you actually see.
  • (2021-04-12) Bob H: Must have for Scoutbook users!
  • (2021-01-18) Katherine Dougherty: Thank you Gary for another update to this extension! This extension is so helpful to me.
  • (2021-01-09) John R Schleigh IV: Great extension for anyone that has to administer data in Scoutbook. A clever way to add features to someone else's software project!
  • (2020-12-16) Liz and John Mark: Thank you sooooo much for making this extension. As an MBC and SM, I wait to get on my laptop to log into SB so I can use the extensions. I feel so limited on my cell phone w/o the extension. :-)
  • (2020-10-10) Brian Simpson: This is an absolute must if you are in charge of Pack, Troop, or Crew maintenance. The extension has saved me tons and tons of time with its ability to handle bulk recurring event creation, manage permissions, and more. Thank you so much for the work on this!
  • (2020-09-19) A Spence: MUST HAVE EXTENSION FOR SCOUTBOOK!!!!! There are many features that this program adds to Scoutbook which create a considerably better entry experience. Run, not walk to add this extension. And tell your friends! Give this dev a 500% raise... or at least a Doctorate from his Council's University of Scouting!
  • (2020-02-17) Lisa Ludwig: A Scout is HELPFUL!!! and this application is too!
  • (2020-01-14) Matthew Johnson: It is amazing what was added by a volunteer! It really does plug some holes. I wish Scoutbook would implement these improvements, but in the mean time, this is a must have.
  • (2019-12-10) Adam Koch: I didn't realize being able to preview messages was because of this extension until tonight! I'm feeling boneheaded about the times I complained when it didn't show up (when I was probably on a different computer).
  • (2019-11-15) Carl Nygaard: After sending too many embarrassingly malformed emails, the extension's message preview feature is a huge improvement.
  • (2019-10-09) Dan Bembower: Thanks so much for making this!! I had forgotten which parts were extensions and which were built in - I've just started using the payments tracking but realized other parts I rely upon are also extensions. Great.
  • (2019-06-07) Georgia Deakin: Gary, I think I love you! LOL - this is great to be able to put in a recurring event! I haven't even gotten to the other functions yet!
  • (2019-05-09) Ryan Smith: Absolute requirement for scoutbook users
  • (2018-11-15) Ray Lang: Adds a lot of reaqlly nice features. Great.
  • (2018-09-14) Michael Kaler: Thank you so much, this was exactly what I was looking for! Saved me so much time!
  • (2018-08-16) Noah Carlisle: If you are a Scoutbook Admin or Advancement coordinator,, these add in's are awesome to have! Thanks Gary! I look forward to more!
  • (2018-06-02) Brendalou Melchiorre: My pack really enjoys the added features
  • (2018-05-04) Mtn Spirit: Thank you Gary for all the work done on this extension! Love the features offered! It would be great to include the Swim Classification date for adults with this extension too, as well as scout parents. I'd love to know how to do this type of development. :-)
  • (2018-04-30) Johnny Galt: Great work by a volunteer!!!
  • (2018-02-19) Duane Phillips: This feature makes Scoutbook viable for replacing the various excel, program and unique tracking tools we use to run the Troop. Many thanks Mr Feutz!
  • (2018-02-08) How do we disable this add-on's ability to take control of the browser each time it is updated? It's a great plugin, but we need to be able to shut off the instant pop-up following every minor release. Thank you!
  • (2018-02-01) Mike Welch: Thank you! Quick Entry on so many levels is awesome. Love how this Extension makes repetitive work by our volunteers so much more tolerable :)
  • (2018-01-26) John Mayfield: Makes Scoutbook much more functional. The developer is much more responsive to adding reports than the Scoutbook administrators.
  • (2017-12-29) l P: You know you've made an awesome tool when they include in as part of the training for Scoutbook. It's a precursor usually starting with "Have you installed the extension yet, If not we'll pause so you can do it now."
  • (2017-11-25) Joe Davis: Calendar enhancements are very helpful. Thank you so much!
  • (2017-11-22) Ed Bruce: This fills in where some of the promised features have not been delivered. Thanks!
  • (2017-11-14) Pack 175 Decatur: The calendar and rsvp features are killer. Thanks so much!
  • (2017-11-09) Jared Kerr: Best tool for scoutbook.
  • (2017-11-04) robert unglenieks: I found this one of the most useful and well executed extensions. Wow.
  • (2017-10-06) Eric McDonald: Fills many of the holes that Scoutbook currently has. Thanks for making this available. I do wish that Scoutbook would incorporate these tools and make them native and available without requiring the extension.
  • (2017-10-06) Elaine Murphy Rizzo: Great extension - especially the recurring meetings, calendar messaging and MB counselor quick entries. Thank you so much!
  • (2017-09-21) Kari Bollinger: Thank you! Like the way we can add multiple payments at once!
  • (2017-09-10) Daniel Mcclory: Awesome repeating activity feature. Saved me tons of work

Latest issues

  • (2023-08-02, v: Aaron Jestrab: Calendar - Import Update/Delete
    I don't know if the API's (or however you might be processing this) support the functionality, but it would be great to have some sort of Create, Update, Delete operations as part of the import tool for the Calendar. Great work on this tool, it is a huge time saver!
  • (2023-06-05, v: Jim Agnetta: "Add Invitees" Error
    When I attempt to "Add Invitees" to the Pack calendar I am getting an error for all of the events which states, "Sorry, this even (id=anumber) is shared with another calendar event and cannot be updated with the Add Invitees feature. Skipping to the next event. OK" I am able to update each calendar event one at a time. Can you provide a reason or solution?
  • (2023-01-24, v: John Longhofer: how to download add-on for scoutbook
    Cannot find the add-on for repeating events
  • (2022-10-20, v: Travis Lundy: RSVP report
    I have been using the RSVP report for my fairly large troop and I recently noticed that it did not count all the adults. I have one scout with an active step dad show his profile shows 3 connected parents. When I run the rsvp report, I do not get the step dad. I also think it would be more helpful to have a section at the bottom with all the parents who are attending but are not shown as leaders. I know it shows them usually as a Yes by the scout's name but it would be helpful to have them broken out as well similar to the table created for the leaders.
  • (2022-10-20, v: Jane Lund: extension and importing data into scoutbook
    Please forgive me, but I opened the excel doc, now what do I need to do to import it into scoutbook? This sounds like a great option, but I do not understand how to do it.
  • (2022-10-20, v: Jayson Gray: Mail Balance details to Scouts
    Used to be able to compose a message and send to all scouts with details of their current Payment Log balance. Is that feature still supported in the extension? I can't seem to find it. I know you removed the Balance report, because that was added to the native report builder (although it doesn't work as elegantly as yours did). I had previously told our treasurer it was super simple to email everyone their current balance... now I can't find the option. Please tell me I didn't just give him false hope!
  • (2022-08-09, v: Troop 9207: ScoutBook Calendar
    I am having an issue with the calendar and repeating events. When I input the info and once saved it auto populates with all rank requirements for every rank. Is there a fix for this?
  • (2021-12-16, v: Jeff Cieslak: Permission to manage apps, extensions, and themes
    So I have a notification to update the extension, because it needs new permission to be granted: - Manage your apps, extensions, and themes This seems excessive, none of the other extensions I have installed (including anti-malware and other security extensions) require this permission. Is it entirely necessary? This extension is very useful, and I am grateful for your having created it, but without some compelling explanation about the need for this permission I think I will have to do without it. Thanks
  • (2021-12-14, v: Eric Vaughn: Payment log balance emails
    Has the payment log balance email function been removed? If so is there any ability to email balances?
  • (2021-11-18, v: John Krug: Can I import rank advancement and awards from summer camp?
    1) You have made Scoutbook so much better. Thanks! 2) I successfully imported merit badge requirements from Summercamp, but I see that rank advancement and awards are not imported. Is this possible using your, or any other method (other than one-by-one)? Thanks! Either way, you are the best.
  • (2021-06-29, v: Kimberly Buffkin: error message
    When trying to import a csv file for summer camp I am getting the error message "does not have necessary headers". What does this mean?
  • (2021-06-10, v: Mary Ann Dalton: swimming classification
    Quick entry for simming classification is missing Feature assistant is active and I have full control permissions in scout book Thank you
  • (2021-03-30, v: Chad Morgan: Swimming Classification
    Hi The swimming classification does not show in the quick entry. What am i missing?
  • (2021-03-26, v: Rak_and_Jody Bhalla: Quick Entry to Start a Merit Badge
    I know I have the Feature Extension running on my Chrome browser. But I can't see how to start a merit badge for many Scouts in Quick entry. I love this feature. What am I doing wrong?
  • (2021-03-24, v: T Scott Hinson: Feature Extension for SB: Export: Scouts/Members
    The new export is missing 3 columns, the one I use is DOB, middle name and gender are the other 2, but don't use them. May we have DOB put back? Thanks.
  • (2021-03-01, v: Chitrarasu Sengoden: BSA ScoutBook extension - Paybalance Summary Rpt
    Hi There, I am a Treasure for a troop when i download Paybalance Summary Rpt, always miss 4 entries from my senior which is the Admin. any help on this. - Chitra
  • (2020-12-16, v: Liz and John Mark: Repeating/Recurring Events in Calendar
    Love the extension. Use it all the time. T H A N K S !!! I see screenshots showing how to set up a recurring event but I don't have the "repeating" slider on my browser. (on my laptop, says extension is installed, pretty proficient at using the extension for other things...) Did this function go away???
  • (2020-07-30, v: Joe Broadus: extension disables
    I get a message that the extension has been disabled in chrome. When I click on enable this item nothing happens. I am running mac high sierra. Any suggestions on how to enable the extension?
  • (2020-06-28, v: Steve Zelazny: Calendar Import Problems
    When I try to import calendar entries using a csv file, I get the error message "Unrecognized Calendar in CSV Calendar Column" This is strange because for testing purposes, I've exported a calendar for one month and then manually edited the dates to be a month down the road with no events and then tried to import so I can't see how the csv file format is wrong. Tx. Steve Z
  • (2020-04-21, v: David Creamer: Merit badge counselor search
    When I have the extension active, it does not find all the council's MB counselors. When I deactivate it and use the standard Scoutbook search, I can find the counselors. (I have tried this with myself and with another counselor.)
  • (2020-02-20, v: Mike Miller: WSIWYG message editor
    The Message Editor in SB supports BBCodes but doesn't provide a WYSIWYG editor. Could you replace the Editor with something like SCEditor which supports WYSIWYG for BBCode?
  • (2020-02-02, v: James Strickland: Import Events from TroopMaster
    Our troop has used TroopMaster Web 2.0 for several years. However, your extension may allow us to finally move to Scoutbook. Is there a suggested TroopMaster report for importing our events into Scoutbook with your tool? If so, will I still need to manually update the attendance records once I have imported the events?
  • (2020-01-26, v:0.45.0) Steve Carney: Reoccurring Calendar Events
    The ability to make reoccurring events disappeared with the new update. Was that intentional?
  • (2020-01-07, v: Richard Cantzler: Sync Group from JSON
    I love the ability to add Groups for messaging (https://drive.google.com/file/d/179FnABz3_b5Osz2a4Yi4sdWaoVYhq5a9/view) -- the only challenge is that the storage is local and sharing with others involves emailing around JSON files. It would be slick if the JSON could be loaded from a URL (e.g. a pack/troop's google drive) ... that way we could maintain email lists the committee uses in a single place and our committee members would just need to provide the link to the JSON. Such a feature could be used to enable some of the other feature requests where users wanted to store "additional" information for scouts (like allergy info, etc)... the extra information could all loaded/saved/shared using a JSON file from a gdrive?
  • (2019-12-06, v: Curran Schiefelbein: Payment Balance Report disappeared
    Looks like last night's Scoutbook update broke things. We love this feature and are chasing sites before recharter-- fingers crossed for a quick fix!!
  • (2019-11-13, v: Giancarlo Matias: Error message
    Hello I am new using this feature and in Scout as well (I am the Treasurer for my pack) and when I go to Quick Entry, choose the Payment Log option, I am getting an error message: "there was a problem building the QE page using scoutid 8817861" then I click ok and it is showing "error, halted" Any idea how to fix this? I need to mark who has paid dues per our records. Thanks!
  • (2019-08-11, v:0.43.0) Jayson Gray: Calendar Bugs
    I just tried to use the 'Copy New' feature in the calendar to duplicate an existing calendar event and received the Scoutbook error page stating: Whoops! We encountered an error trying to process your request. Our webmaster has been notified and will fix it ASAP! Wanted to let you know.
  • (2019-07-09, v:0.42.0) Nathan & Alisa Niesen: Issues enabling extension
    I had issues getting the extension to show the quick entry payment logs menu and other features. I tried re-installing the extension, force reloading the page, and restarting the browser but the menu options were still not showing up. I typically have the tab pinned and just re-authenticate. I think it finally started working because I clicked on Home, My Dashboard, and then my troop. I think it's state was messed up because I'm a parent in one troop and an admin and treasurer in another. Also, I originally installed it when I was a pack admin and then had no admin roll for the past year. Anyway, I was not able to reproduce by switching back to the non-admin troop, reloading the app, and then jumping to the admin troop. Maybe you'll run across some state management issue in the code but otherwise you could just add it as a possible trouble-shooting step if people have issues getting the extension to take affect.
  • (2019-06-17, v:0.42.0) Paul Starr: Import csv calendar
    Where can I find the instructions on how to import csv files to scoutbook?
  • (2019-03-07, v: Can't install
    Trying to add extension, getting an error: An error has occurred Package is invalid. Details: 'Could not load extension icon 'book16.png'.'.
  • (2019-02-07, v: Ray MacDhomhnuill: inoperative
    this evening i logged in and the feature assistant seems to be inoperative
  • (2019-01-16, v: Emily Baker: Siblings option and report
    Often when we register and attend council sponsored events, they need to know how names and birth dates of siblings in attendance. Can this be added to the scout's profile and then possibly a report organized by scout?
  • (2019-01-15, v: Registration Import CSV - imports Scout Info, but not parents?
    I have successfully used the CSV import to concurrently load the scout and parent account info into ScoutBook. However when trying this today only the scout's info imported. No error messages was seen, but there was no parent info/account created. I created their account manually, but something seems to have changed to break this portion of the CSV import.
  • (2018-12-16, v: Howard G. Barnes: Still working
    Is the extension still functional with the current version of scout book. When it is enabled it seem to gum up the whole 'book'
  • (2018-11-14, v: Notes section
    We have certain scouts that we would like to make notes on that we don't need public to the whole pack (eg. this child needs short breaks, this child has a gluten allergy, etc). Is there a way to add a notes section under the profile of the scout?


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