District Tools Phase I
Easier online management for district-level volunteers is just around the corner. The BSA has recently developed District Tools, an online program that will make managing your district information easier than ever before. Phase I of District Tools is set for release this summer, with additional phases taking place later this fall and into next year.
The new website to be used for accessing this tool will be my.scouting.org (note the extra period between “my” and “scouting”). The old Myscouting.org will continue to be accessible (and will still demonstrate the same features) until much later down the line.
The new features that will be introduced in Phase 1 (this summer) for districts are the following:
- As a district-level volunteer, you will be able to create a My.Scouting account (or use your current MyScouting login) to build a new profile. On this profile you will be able to update a number of fields, including your address, email, and phone number. The only fields that will continue to have to be edited at the council level are name and birth date.
- Another feature of Phase 1 of District Tools is that the district Key 3 (district chairman, district commissioner, district executive, and professional management staff) will have full administration on all district-modifiable fields. They will also have the ability to assign up to three additional adults registered in that district as direct administrators.
- On the new website, all district-registered adults will have read-only access to rosters, calendars, announcements, and more. Additionally, events that are posted on the district-level calendar can be pushed down onto the unit-level calendars when deemed necessary.
- The Key 3 will have the ability to publish calendar events and announcements for viewing by organization-specific adult leaders/volunteers. This means the communication may be filtered by what is relevant for unit and district level volunteers.
- Finally, your district roster will be made available on my.scouting.org.
For any questions, please contact your local council, or call the National Support Center at 972-580-2267.