Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: ScoutNet 2000 (our moms's are still 29)
ScoutNet 2000 (our moms's are still 29)
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 08:30:19 PST
Bill Cooper <wcoop237@PACBELL.NET> wrote:
>The dang program held me hostage until I put a date of birth
>for one of the two parents. I used 01/01/59 for all . . .
>we can get a patch to correct this BUT then the scout net
>feature will not work.
"Settummanque, the blackeagle - Mike L. Walton" <blkeagle@MNINTER.NET>
>Nope, it won't work because the parent's date of birth won't
>"match up." The software should enable you to do your paper
>management job easier, not to raise your blood pressure.
I have two questions? (1) How did the Council get the birthdate for a
parent in the first place such that it wouldn't "match up"? A parent's
DOB is not requested on a Boy Scout application form. (2) Why does the
Council need a parent DOB on each Scout registered?
I just spoke with our Council's Senior Registrar, and was told: (1)
They do not presently have parent DOB info (unless, of course, the
parent might happen to be registered as an adult leader). (2) IF SN2K
does in fact require a parent DOB (which she did not know, but was
alarmed enough to say she would immediately check within the Council,
and National if necessary, to find out), but if it were required, it
would be a monumental task to collect and input that info on all
currently registred Scouts. And finally (on a side issue), (3) our
Council does NOT in any way shape or form give out or sell registration
info for marketing purposes; registration info is held in tight
confidence and given out carefully on a need-to-know basis. This policy
is strictly enforced by the Scout Executive. It would be quite shocking
to know any council would do otherwise.
MC, T-116, Mecklenburg County Council
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