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Event Signup Simplification


Using the Unit Roster Uploads feature on your FREE Unit page on Council site

The first step in the event sign up simplification has arrived: the ability to upload your unit roster.  Just about every unit has a unit roster on a computer somewhere.  Now you can cut and paste that roster into a form that we supply and upload that form onto your unit site.  From then on, your future event and unit signups will be easier.  You will be able to select Scouts from a drop down box and have all their information filled in automatically. 

The benefits of this process include:

  • No more typing all your Scout’s information every time you sign up for an event
  • No more searching for key information requested during an event registration

  • No more “fudging” on the information you don’t have at your fingertips when you are signing up for an event.

  • Information to the event coordinator will be accurate and will help the event coordinator meet your unit needs.

  • Emails for Scouts (or their parents) will be accurate (if they are included in the upload) and your unit coordinator will not get multiple emails if an event based notification gets sent out.

The steps to do this are fairly simple:

  1. Gather your roster information

  2. Sign into your MyCouncil account at and go to your unit roster page on your unit site

  3. Download the template (can be found on the "upload roster" page of your unit website)

  4. Cut and paste your information into the template

  5. Purge your old roster information

  6. Upload your new information.

Other than gathering your roster information and entering the information into the template in the correct format, the whole process should take just a couple of minutes.  For the “experienced” individual the process is fairly intuitive and forgiving (you can always purge your roster and reload it).  However, for those who need additional instruction we have attached a step by step tutorial and two FAQs (Unit Website and Unit Roster Upload) .

The information you need for the roster:

  • Required: BSA ID, First name and Last Name

  • Reccomended: email address (the parent’s for any Scout under 13, and can be parent's or Scout over 13), address, date of birth, sex, and at least one phone number.

Besides your own files, you can get this information from:

  • The charter renewal

  • Internet Advancement

  • MyScouting Tools

  • By sending a request to our registrar.  The roster will be based on the ScoutNET records and loaded in the template.  Please include your unit, town, and district information in this request.  For security reasons, only requests by the registered unit leader, chartered organization rep or committee chair will be completed (we will not send unit roster information to other adults).

A special note to Cub Scout Packs:

Experience from other units show us that signing up your Scouts by packs or dens (unit contingent registration) is the most efficient way to ensure your pack knows who is planning to attend a council/district activity --  helping your activity leader know in advance which youth are being registered for the event, and provides the pack with an online, downloadable activity roster.   This also allows your pack to replace Scouts (Joey can’t come but Larry can) because our council has turned on this feature for almost all activities where we request unit contingent registration, and this will save your unit money.

How we can help

  • Help guides / FAQs:  You can print these and have them available as you complete the process.

  • Click HERE for Unit Website Sign Up overview

  • Click HERE for Roster Upload FAQ.
  • Roundtables: There will be short mini-traininga and resources available at select district roundtables.

  • If after reading through all of our resources, you have further questions, feel free to e-mail our Scout Executive Charlie Howard-Gibbon at to identify particular situations that you may need addressed.

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