Single Sign On (SB)

Scoutbook now uses the same login and password as my.scouting.org

This is similar to what other sites, like Google, use one sign-in for Slides, Forms, Docs, Email, Sheets, Photos, YouTube or just about anything else they serve. Same with Microsoft, Apple or other companies that deal with a central identity.

We give access to similar information across all our platforms, so the risk of exposure is the same with one/multiple ids.

This is setup automatically when you are invited to Scoutbook, or have used my.scouting.org.  If you wish to ensure your account is setup for Single Sign On, go to Scoutbook.com and click on “Forgot Password.”  Resetting your password will setup Single Sign On.

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 28, 2020

All Scoutbook accounts will be required to be setup for Single Sign On.  For anyone not in SSO – after implementation date, when they login – they will see a Switch SSO dialog and the only path forward for them will be to create a MyScouting account and associate.

Note: All Scout and parent accounts, and most unit leader accounts are already on SSO. This won’t affect them.  

How to Tell if You are Setup for Single Sign On

  • Log into Scoutbook
  • If you ARE NOT setup for SSO you will receive a banner that will tell you that you are not setup for SSO.  If you ARE setup for SSO you will not receive a banner message.

Troubleshooting

Sometimes your member ID changes between your registration and what Scoutbook has for you.  This can happen for a number of reasons, for example you create a new account in my.Scouting.org just to take training.  When this happens, some or all of your unit information may disappear.  This is often a Single Sign On issue, so continue with the steps on this page.

Here is how to setup or troubleshoot Single Sign On:

If you have a my.scouting.org account and are having issues logging in and seeing your units first try to do a password reset.  First in Scoutbook, and if that doesn’t work, and you have previously logged into my.scouting.org, try resetting your password there. The new password should be good at both sites.  That often solves these issues.

  • Help with Scoutbook reset password:

    • Click on Login
    • There are two lines on the login window one says
      • Forgot password?
      • The other one says
      • or my.Scouting username?
    • Click on the one that says “Forgot password?”

If resetting the password on Scoutbook doesn’t work, try resetting it on http://my.scouting.org

If neither of these actions fixes your issue, walk through the steps below:

To Continue to setup SSO or troubleshoot issues:

  1. Log into my.scouting.org and check your profile to make sure that it shows your correct position as one of the active positions. To do that, click on Menu then My Profile look at the Active Positions section.   If so, then write down the member ID that displays on your profile there.

If in my.scouting.org your current position is not listed follow these steps:

  • Make sure you know your current member ID from your current registration in your unit. Contact your local council to find out what the member ID is for you that is associated with your position.
  • Login to http://my.scouting.org. In the upper left corner click on menu and then select manage member ID. (NOTE: You may have to wait a few minutes for the page to load completely and the drop down menu is populated)  Make sure that the member ID you want is there and if it isn’t add it by selecting your council in the drop down menu, entering your member ID and click Add.   Also make sure it is made Primary.
  1. Then Log into http://scoutbook.com
  • Click on My Dashboard > Administration
  • My Account
  • Switch SSO Profile
  • Put in your my.scouting.org user name and password
  • click Submit
  • Log off and on again using your my.scouting.org credentials.

Updated on October 20, 2020

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