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Recording Activities in Scoutbook Plus and Scoutbook


Tracking the progress of unit members in the following activities is made fun and simple with the Activities module in Scutbook Plus and Scoutbook. Best of all – Any service hours recorded in Scoutbook Plus 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 Scoutbook Plus. Furthermore, all Good Turn for America service hours entries, except Eagle Service Projects, are now available in Scoutbook Plus.

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.

JTE Service Hours Icon

How does this affect Scoutbook?
You now record all activities in Scoutbook Plus. 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 Scoutbook Plus to enter activities.

  • You can also go directly to Scutbook Plus directly to enter activities.
  • Scoutbook users will record all future activities in the new system.

Can Councils View the Data?
Yes! See our new council activity reports here.

More on Journey to Excellence

  1. Legacy Scoutbook activities that were moved to Scoutbook Plus on May 6, 2020 do not feed into Journey to Excellence.
  2. Any service activities that were imported from Good Turn for America (servicehours.scouting.org) will appear in Scoutbook Plus and continue to feed into Journey to Excellence.
  3. Any service activities approved in Scoutbook Plus will feed into JTE

Who Can Record Activities?

Unit Leadership – Unit Activities (Many Participants)

Those in my.scouting who are designated 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:

  1. Edit the activity
  2. Remove all of the people who participated in the activity.
  3. 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.  

Abilities Matrix

Create Personal ActivitiesCreate Unit ActivitiesJoin Unit ActivitiesApprove Activities
Unit Leaders (Cub Masters, Advisors, Scoutmasters, Skippers)YESYESYESYES
Unit Advancement ChairYESYESYESYES
Assistant Scout Master, Assist. Cub Master, Asst. Crew Advisor, MatesYESYESYESYES
Scoutbook Roles
Unit Outdoors/Activities Chair, Committee SecretaryYESYESYES
Den Administration RoleYESYESYESYES

Activity Log Report

You can run this report from the “Roster” page:

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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.

ScreenCapture 2020-12-19_11-08-44_AM

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.)

More Information

Updated on May 12, 2024

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