Tracking the progress of unit members in the following activities is made fun and simple with the Activities module in Internet Advancement and Scoutbook. Best of all – Any service hours recorded in Internet Advancement feed directly into Journey To Excellence (JTE).
- Campouts – Days, Nights, Frost Points
- Hikes – Miles, Elevation Change
- Long Cruises (Sea Scouts) – Days, Miles
- Service Projects – Hours
Do I still need to record hours in the Good Turn For America platform (servicehours.scouting.org)?
NOPE! All your unit service hours will be recorded in Internet Advancement. Furthermore, all Good Turn for America service hours entries, except Eagle Service Projects, are now available in Internet Advancement.
NOTE: Councils should still enter Eagle Scout Service Projects using current tools as Eagle Scout Service Project hours remain in Good Turn for America. For Exploring Service Hours continue to use Good Turn for America.
How does this affect Scoutbook?
You now record all activities in Internet Advancement. All Scoutbook camping, hiking, and camping logs have been moved to the new system. In Scoutbook, when you click on a Scout’s activity log, you will now be directed to Internet Advancement to enter activities.
- You can also go directly to Internet Advancement directly to enter activities.
- Scoutbook users will record all future activities in the new system.
- Scoutbook users that record Advancement in Scoutbook should continue to record Advancement in Scoutbook, not Internet Advancement.
Can Councils View the Data?
Yes! See our new council activity reports here.
More on Journey to Excellence
- Legacy Scoutbook activities that were moved to Internet Advancement on May 6, 2020 do not feed into Journey to Excellence.
- Any service activities that were imported from Good Turn for America (servicehours.scouting.org) will appear in Internet Advancement and continue to feed into Journey to Excellence.
- Any service activities approved in Internet Advancement will feed into JTE
Who Can Record Activities?
Unit Leadership – Unit Activities (Many Participants)
Unit Leaders and assistant unit leaders, Unit Key 3, Unit Advancement Chairs, and Key 3 Delegates are each invited to create and approve unit activities, each containing many participants. Reports are available for providing quick summaries of unit and individual progress over time. Learn More
Parents / Youth – (Single Participant)
Parents and youth are invited to join existing unit activities or record personal activities. Reports are available to parents and youth to track their progress over time. Learn More
How to Remove / Delete an Activity
The steps are:
- Edit the activity
- Remove all of the people who participated in the activity.
- When you remove the last person, an option will appear to “Yes, Delete Activity” or “Remove Person Only”
NOTE: Activates imported from Scoutbook in April/May 2020 cannot be edited or deleted.
|Create Personal Activities||Create Unit Activities||Join Unit Activities||Approve Activities|
|Unit Leaders (Cub Masters, Advisors, Scoutmasters, Skippers)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Unit Key 3||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Unit Advancement Chair||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Key 3 Delegate||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Assistant Scout Master, Assist. Cub Master, Asst. Crew Advisor, Mates||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Unit Activity Chair||YES||YES||YES|
|Den Administration Role||YES||YES||YES||YES|
Activity Log Report
You can run this report from the “Roster” page:
Click “Run Report” from the “Roster” page and then select “Activities Summary Report”. In the next pop-up add the proper date range. The output will be something similar to the graphic here below.
Can we upload a data file to populate activity logs?
There are no current plans to allow the import of log data (hiking, camping, service, etc.)
- How Do I Record a Unit Activity Using Internet Advancement
- As A Parent Or Youth, How Do I Record A New Activity
- As a Parent, Youth or Unit Leader, How Do I Run Reports For A Youth?
- I’m A Unit Leader, How Do I View All Activities For A Single Youth In Internet Advancement
- I’m A Unit Leader, How do I Create A Future Internet Advancement Activity So My Unit Members Can Join?
- I’m A Unit Leader, How do I Update an Existing Activity in Internet Advancement
- I’m A Council Employee And I Want To See Council, District And Unit Activity Summaries
- Introduction to the New Internet Advancement