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CubMasterDan

Be a Scout site not working

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I am starting my 3rd year as a Cubmaster for my local pack. We are fairly smallish, about 30 Scouts. 

I have really been working my tail off the last 3 weeks to try to get more Scouts to join. I have lost 11 Scouts since last year. And I have only gained 6 new Scouts this year. 

I was talking to my wife about ways to get the word out. And it occurred to me that maybe I should update my Pack's entry on the BSA website. (I know in the past these were called pins.) 

So I pretended as though I was a local parent interested in joining Scouts. An internet search leads me to beascout.scouting.org where you can enter your zip code and find a local pack. I put in my zip code and hit search. No results. Actually what comes up seems to be a picture of colored rectangles that represent where text should go. I searched multiple zip codes throughout the country and the same thing happens. I tried on 2 different computers, same result. 

I feel like I am working hard and BSA is dropping the ball. 

Can anyone else see the same problem at beascout.scouting.org? Does anyone know who to contact to fix problems with the BSA website?

 

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How much do you lock down your browser?   With lots of add blocking and javascript disabled I see those same colored rectangles on beascout.  (Not sure exactly which one is blocking the relevant info.)

Try a different, less locked down, browser.  Or try the Tor browser.

 

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I tried 2 browsers, internet explorer and chrome. Neither one is especially locked down, neither one worked. 

 

I don't think the solution is to expect potential parents of cub scouts to use a specific "not locked down" browser. The site should work for everyone looking to be a Scout. 

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For Scouts BSA only the Key 3 can update the Troop's info.   I assume that for a Pack it is similarly the Key 3  (COR, CC, CM)

If you are one of the Key 3, then log into my.scouting.org.   Go to Menu --> Legacy Web Tools --> Beascout.  This should let you edit the pin. The changes will not show up immediately, but will appear by the next day.   

If I remember right, one of the things you need to set is the option that makes the pin visible.


 

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