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How To Update Your BeAScout.org Unit Information

Updating your BeAScout.org “pin” is simple, and it’s a good way to make sure your information is current. Displaying last year’s Cubmaster or meeting time doesn’t exactly impress new families interested in joining.

We call it a “pin” because when families search BeAScout.org and ask to find Scout units within a certain number of miles around their address, the answers are listed next to a map with what looks like pins marking the location of each unit.

All unit leaders and committee members have access to update your unit’s pin. To update your pin:

  1. Go to My.Scouting.org
  2. In the drop-down menu, go to Legacy Web Tools and select BeAScout.
  3. Choose “unit” (rather than council) under “Unit Pin Mode” to update the pin with your contact info.
  4. Be sure to set pin status to “active.” If they want the “Apply Now” button on the pin, set “Apply Status” to “active.”
  5. Note that it may take a few hours, or up to overnight, for the updated information to show up.

If you’d like a more detailed step-by-step guide, take a look at this presentation from the Boy Scouts of America.

For Cub Scout Packs

You’ll also want to go to Organization Manager and identify your pack’s gender: all-boy, all-girl, or a mix of all-boy dens and all-girl dens. Under Organization Manager, find the settings tab and scroll to the bottom of the page. The default is boys dens, but you can change that. Be sure to enter an effective date or it will not update the pin.

Here’s a video tutorial specifically aimed at Cub Scout Packs: