When our Cub Scout Pack was considering adopting a computer record system, one of our den leaders said it would be nice if the den leaders could access and update their own den’s advancement records.
With scouttrack.com (developed by Tom Hjellming), den leaders can do just that. Scouttrack.com is a Pack record-keeping system like Packmaster, but it is entirely web-based.
For a Boy Scout Troop, it probably works just fine for one leader in the unit to be responsible for entering and maintaining all the unit’s records. But with a Cub Scout Pack, it is nice for individual dens to be able to view and update their own advancement records.
Our Pack adopted scouttrack.com about six months ago, and we have been very happy with it. Scouttrack.com allows each den to be responsible for entering and keeping their own advancement and contact information current. The unit advancement coordinator just needs to log in to review all the awards for the next pack meeting. Unlike some other systems, scouttrack.com doesn’t force one leader to enter all the advancement data for the Pack.
I don’t think scouttrack.com is perfect. Parts of the interface don’t seem as user-friendly as they could be, and its attendance-tracking system can be awkward to use.
But overall, scoutrack.com has made managing advancement and contact data much easier for our Pack.
If your Pack doesn’t already have a computer-based record system, I would strongly recommend you consider scoutrack.com.
The cost is $45 per Pack for 12 months. The 30-day trial is free.