To assist Scouts, parents, and leaders in keeping track of rank advancements, and other awards, as well as to allow for better communications, Pack 151 has subscribed to an electronic management system known as Scoutbook. This powerful online tool, available for use on any internet-connected desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone allows parents to record requirements earned at home with family and allows den leaders to electronically sign off on the completion of requirements. Scoutbook will not replace your Scout's paper rank handbook, but it will complement its use.


When you receive a Scoutbook invitation from Pack 151’s leaders, please follow these steps:
  1. Sign in to the Scoutbook account created for you via your email invitation. It’s important that you sign-in using the Login and Password listed in that email. Please DO NOT create a new Scoutbook account on your own.
  2. Update your info by selecting “My Dashboard”, then update your “My Account” info: Update all the fields you can. Choose a new password, “Edit Profile", choose a User Name, ensure your phone numbers are correct (especially your mobile phone). If you see a BSA Member Number please don't alter it. These are used to keep track of training info, etc. After your “Edit Profile” changes are complete, update/verify your other “My Account” info too, especially the “My Connections” with your Scout.
  3. Update your Scout's info by selecting his/her profile from “My Account” > “My Connections”: His/her den number should be listed along with the rank he/she will work on next (All dens, except Webelos II's, automatically move up June 1 to the next rank.) Select “Edit Profile” and correct your Scout's birthday, etc. Again, please don’t alter the BSA Member Number.
OPTIONAL:  You can also enter service hours, camping dates and hiking miles.

Scoutbook has become a “one-stop” tool for everything having to do with Pack 151’s Cub Scouts. Here are some of its current features:
  • Keep track of den and pack calendars. Subscribe to the ones you want and ignore those you don't need. 
  • RSVP to help leaders plan events
  • Send messages to leaders
  • Receive messages from leaders
  • Record adventures your Scout completes, keep track of progress towards earning rank.
  • Den leaders will sign off on completed adventures, they'll order awards and be ready to present those at upcoming pack meetings.
  • Participate in pack and den forum discussions.
  • Easily fill out permission slips
  • Keep track of who's in your den and in the pack.
  • Keep your profile info current and complete.
  • Add your profile photo. Photos are helpful for Scouts, leaders and adults.
  • Leaders keep track of training according to BSA's standards.
  • Moving past Cub Scouts, many Scouts BSA Troops use Scoutbook in the same ways we do. Hugo's Scouts BSA Troop 151, for example, has adopted Scoutbook now too.

  • Does this replace rank handbooks? No. Den leaders will "sign-off" on advancement requirements with Scoutbook rather than in the paper handbooks.
  • How much does it cost for my family to use Scoutbook? Nothing. Pack 151 has purchased a subscription for use by the entire pack. Individual families and dens should not make any additional purchase.
  • How do I access my Scout’s records in Scoutbook? Pack 151 administrators enter each Scout’s profile into Scoutbook. A separate profile is also entered for each parent. Finally, a connection is made in Scoutbook between the parent’s profile and the Scout’s profile, which gives the parent full access to the Scout’s records. 
  • What do I do once I've signed in and connected with my Scout? Please complete the empty fields in your and your Scout's profile. If you wish, you can record past advancement info, awards earned, service hours, camp days, etc.
  • How do I get a parent profile? Do not create your own Scout or parent profile. Pack 151 administrators enter the parent profiles into Scoutbook. An invitation email is sent to the parent’s email address. Once the parent accepts the invitation, he or she has Scoutbook access. Be sure to check your email spam filter for the invitation email.
  • I have not received a Scoutbook invitation. How do I get one? Do not create your own Scout or parent profile. Send an email to our Pack Committee Chair and Cubmaster requesting Scoutbook access. Please include your name, email address, and your Scout's name.

Having trouble with Scoutbook?
If you haven't yet received your Scoutbook invitation email, forgot your password or having some other difficulty? Please visit our Scoutbook Trouble page.