2016 Cub Scout Program Updates

Scoutbook has been updated to support the new 2016 Cub Scout program changes announced November 30, 2016. For those adventures with requirement changes, leaders will see buttons to select between the 2015 and 2016 versions for each scout. No selection buttons will be displayed for completed adventures or those without changes. For Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light, an additional 2016 rank version button has been added.

For Tigers and Wolf, the 2015 rank button has been relabeled 2015-16.

For Bears, if the leader wishes to use Baloo the Builder for the required adventure, the 2016 version of the Bear rank must be selected.

Any adventures which have not been started (or viewed) have been automatically switched to the 2016 version. This follows the program update that requires any adventure that has not been started to use the new, 2016 version.

Mapping 2015 Adventure Requirements to 2016
The team worked hard to make it almost seamless to switch from the 2015 version to 2016 requirements.

If an in-progress adventure is switched from the 2015 to 2016 version, any completed requirements will be marked completed or approved if the 2016 version’s requirement is completely covered by the 2015 version. There are cases where multiple 2015 requirements map to a single 2016 requirement. In this case, the 2016 requirement will only be marked complete if all applicable 2015 requirements are complete. In other cases, multiple 2015 requirements map to a single 2016 requirement. In these instances, the 2016 requirement will be marked complete if one or more 2015 requirement is complete.

New scouts and those moving up in rank will have the new rank and all adventures set to the 2016 version.

Quick Entry Updated with 2016 version of Adventures
Radio buttons for the 2015 and 2016 versions have been added to Quick Entry. Scouts not on the selected version will be grayed out and not selectable.

New Requirement Checkboxes to Make Tracking Easier
For the 2016 version of Bear adventure Baloo the Builder, requirement 3 “Assemble your materials and build one useful project and one fun project using wood.” has been split so completion of the useful project and the fun project can be recorded separately.

For the 2016 version of Arrow of Light adventure Scouting Adventure, you will be able to separately record when a scout has visited a Boy Scout Troop meeting.