Re: Troopmaster Software Users
David B Hultberg (dave.hultberg@PAONLINE.COM)
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 12:53:20 -0400
Mark P. Orlovsky <morlovsk@EXECPC.COM> asked:
> Hoping to take advantage of the Troop Advancement report/form available,
> printed the 3 required copies to submit at the office. Before I took them
> down to the office I called the Council registar to make sure she would
> except the form. I was told that they and National highly discouraged the
> use of the form. Her reason was that "how would we know if some Scouts
> just filling out the forms themselves?".
My first resonse to the registrar would be "a Scout is TRUSTWORTHY".
Second response, there is a space on the Troopmaster Advancement report for
three signatures, one for the person submitting the report along with
his/her position and another two for Board of Review member signatures.
Third, it would be just as easy to get a hold of a blank advancement
report, forge signatures and mail it in as it would be to send in a bogus
> If you use Troopmaster have anyone else had the same experiences or is
> something else going on here?
My council would not accept them under the previous Scout Exec, but they do
now. I only use the Troopmaster form when I have a lot of advancement to
report, usually once a year after summer camp. This year I also dumped an
advancement list to a file, reformatted it and used it to print labels for
the 70 some merit badges that were earned. I put these labels on the
standard BSA merit badge cards leaving the blank line at the bottom visible
where the unit leader signs. Maybe I can convince the Troopmaster folks to
add advancement labels as a new report.
Yours in Scouting,
Advancement Chairman Troop 196
Keystone Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City