Update your Be a Scout Pin

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Update your Be a Scout Pin- following the step by step instructions below. Access to update your pin is available to the unit key 3 (COR, Committee Chair and Scoutmaster/Cubmaster/Advisor) at the very least but it may be possible for others to update. It’s not clear exactly who can and who can’t update this info.

 

 (Be sure to verify and/or update your pins information. To make sure possible families receive current information, units that have not had an edit in the six months leading up to re-charter will be archived and the unit will need to reactivate them)

1. Go to my.Scouting.org and login to your account. (The same one you use for YPT & Scoutbook)

2. In the drop-down menu (top left corner), go to Legacy Web Tools and select BeAScout. If you can edit you should be in! Starting at the top left let's look at each section/option.

3. Select the unit you want to work on first if you are in multiple units - If you don’t like the official wording/name shown by default you can change to read differently under “alternate description”.  (ie Troop 0509 vs Troop 509 OR Elks Lodge instead of B.P.O.E. OR however you would like to list it)

4. Choose “unit” under “Unit Pin Mode” to show your contact info. Rather than the council’s.

5. Be sure to set pin status to “active.” If your unit does not show up on BeAScout in your area this is most likely set to inactive.  Make sure it is set to active and try again tomorrow.

6. “Apply Status” - Allows someone to fill out the online application (and pay) right from BeAScout.  Your unit will need to decide if it wants this option or not.  You will still be able to do online applications sent directly to them later even if you choose not to have this button show on your pin.

7. Decide who in the unit is going to be your main contact person and make sure their contact info is correct.  Down below you will mark which information you actually want to show up on the pin.  Address? Phone? Email? The “Unit Meeting Address” is what will determine where it shows up on the map even if you choose not to list it.

8. Do you have a unit website?  You can include a link to it. Take a look at a few who do have websites to see if it's something you might want to consider. Will it help?  Do you have someone to manage it?

9. Additional Unit Information - this is where you can give additional information such as when you meet. (ie - Weekly troop meetings on Th 6-7:30pm and monthly campouts every 3rd weekend) There is a limit of 140 characters, so you need to be fairly succinct. List the kind of info that will help parents make a choice. It’ll save you from having to reply to multiple requests of “When do you meet?” also.

10. Don’t forget to hit SAVE in the bottom right corner when you are done. And be aware that it may take up to 24 hours for the updated information to show up. If it’s still not after 24 hrs call the Scout Service Center.

11. If you are doing this for multiple units they should each be listed in the drop down menu at the top.  After saving, select another unit and repeat the above steps for each additional unit.

12. For Cub Scout packs: You’ll also want to go to Organization Manager (from the my.scouting main menu) and identify your pack’s gender: In Organization Manager find the settings tab and scroll all the way to the bottom. The default is boy dens, but you can change that to all girls or a family pack (boy and girl dens). Be sure to enter an effective date or it will not update the pin.

13. “Coming Soon” units are those that have turned in the unit application and paid the $60.  Once ALL the paperwork, youth and adult applications are complete (including registration fees paid etc.) the unit pin should be “live” and you can then edit your pin.  If not call the Scout office for help.

(Be sure to verify and/or update your pins information. To make sure possible families receive current information, units that have not had an edit in the six months leading up to re-charter will be archived and the unit will need to reactivate them)
 

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