Bug Fixes and an Announcement

Over the last couple of days we've released a number of bug fixes:

1) The bulk privileges screen now improves users who are not assigned to a patrol

2) In certain cases event schedules weren't appearing on calendars. This is fixed.

3) Some troop documents were not visible to some users. This is fixed.

4) The achievements filter was behaving inconsistently. This is fixed.

5) Award types in the achievements filter are now sorted by name.

We have also officially began working on the next version of the TroopTrack UI. This project has the code name "Samwise" and we will be posting screenshots, videos, etc. on community.trooptrack.com. The main changes you will see are:

1) Modernization of the TroopTrack user interface. It will have a more modern look and feel.

2) It will be super fast. For the techies out there, we will be moving from a server-side HTML architecture powered by Ruby on Rails to a client-side UI built in React with Typescript backed by an API powered by Ruby on Rails.

3) We are replacing the thick menu header with a "drawer" on the side. This will give you more vertical space and looks really nice.

4) Support for some offline capabilities. No internet? So what! Certain read-only pages will keep working anyway.

We're very excited about this and will keep you posted.



Update 8-22-17

Good morning.

Just a few updates:

1. Troop Documents with a blank access level now show up correctly.

2. Girl Scouts can now choose between Service Unit and Troop terminology.

3. All 2016+ cub scout achievements should show up on the TurboNET page now.

4. We made some enhancements to our general importers to improve their functionality.


Update 8-11

Good afternoon,

A few quick updates.

1. Corrected a spelling error in a message on TroopTrack.

2. Added missing rank info to Detailed Reports.

3. Users can send emails from the new inbox.

Have a great weekend!


Update 8-8

Good afternoon everyone. A few quick updates.

  1. Web pages require titles now so they don’t get lost or become ghost pages.
  2. The Service Summary report now has the headers for each column
  3. Achievements are calculated better. (some went over 100% and this caused issues)
  4. You can now set an access level on Troop Documents. When you set an access level on a document, only that level and above can see it now.

Thanks and have a nice day!


Update 7-6

Good morning everyone!

A few quick updates.

  1. Any orphaned 2015 cub scout requirements with no progress were deleted. If they had progress on them, you may delete them by hand now.
  2. Added incomplete requirements column to Merit Badge CSVs.
  3. The Service Summary in the Participation Book’s CSV button now matches the report.
  4. A couple behind the scenes enhancements and fixes.

Thanks and have a great day!


6-23 Update

Good morning everyone!

A few things we've been working on over the past several weeks:

1. A few enhancements to our Users importer.

2. Announcements are now scoped to den/patrol.

3. We've added some new options for how you format your newsletters. Including custom announcements being on their own row.

4. Added a new tab to Manage > Members > Merit Badge Counselors to display all MBs without a counselor.

5. TONs of small bug fixes and performance enhancements.

6. Cub Scout awards are still a work in progress. They should default to 2016 awards now.

7. Copy event feature is now available. From the Details & RSVP page, you can copy an existing event into a new event with everything except the attachment.

8. Made some enhancements to the way Detailed Reports were displaying information.

9. If you tried the LDS Beta feature and went back to the other type, there was some lingering terminology (venturing) in places. That's fixed.

10. Made some enhancements to helpdesk reports so the helpdesk can better help you.

Biggest item still on the agenda is finishing out the Cub Scout awards work.

Reminder: The helpdesk will be closed on Fridays during the summer.

Thank you and have a great day!


6-8 Update

Good morning everyone!

A few quick updates:

1. When the helpdesk restores deleted users, it now also returns their participation information.

2. Email Advancement Reports are functional again.

3. Outside participation without a date is now viewable for past events and prevented for future events.

4. When you apply a Merit Badge to a rank, it now shows the percentage complete of the merit badge on the rank.

5. You can now restore profile avatar pictures to the default outline, upload new pictures, and remove old ones.

6. Some awards showed 0% complete even with a "completed on" date. We have new tools to identify them,  a fix in place to prevent further issues with this, and will be running a program overnight to update any already affected by this.

Thanks and have a great day!


6/7 Update

Good morning!

A few quick updates:

1. The new importer can now import Suffix and Patrol information.

2. We updated the email-to-sms gateway for GCI.

3. Fixed a help desk feature.

4. Using the "Promote" button in the Manage > Patrols/Dens/Units page updates the level now.

5. Fixed some underlying issues with the Bulk Progress feature.

Thanks and have a great day!


5/9 Update

Good evening. Couple quick things.

1. The helpdesk will be closed on Friday 5/12.

2. We built and upgraded a bunch of tools to help us identify and solve problems behind the scenes.

3. New Boy Scouts should default to 2016 awards now.

4. Boy Scout and Cub Scout service stars were stuck on calculating. Those should all be fixed now.

Enjoy the rest of your day!


Update 5/8

Good morning!

Here are a few of the things we worked on and released over the weekend:

1. Scouts Australia now have access to Allergy and Medical notes in individual profiles.

2. By request, reports for Scouts Australia that contain ages are now formatted with decimal points.

3. There is now an easy "Deposit Funds" button on your dashboard.

4. We've built a helpdesk report that will help us identify and smash those remaining "Calculating" achievements (service stars/pins).

Thanks and have a great day!


Update 5/5

Good morning!

We recently released a few bug fixes and updates.

1. Sea Scouts may now use OA reporting tools.

2. Some windows users couldn't download and open certain CSV files. This is fixed.

3. Users can now delete medical forms.

Thanks and have a great day!


Varies enhancements

We just released a number of changes, including:

- A fix for the "Calculating" issue. Every couple hours we will be able to check on all calculating achievements and refresh them all at once.

- A generic user importer that allows us to imports users in a specific format to any type of troop.

- A "Show More" button for the OA report.

- You can now filter the Participation Book by Youth, Adult, or both.

- Users can view purchased tickets for events and pay for events if RSVP'd "yes" or "maybe."

That's all for now. Have a great day!


Various bug fixes

We just released a number of changes, including:

- improvement to the WYSIWYG editor

- An OA eligibility report for BSA troops

- Sorting the participation report by last name, first name

- Made it easier to see total service hours by member

Also, we have a new phone number. It is 817-203-2423.

Have a great weekend.



BETA test the new Email Inbox

This morning we made the new Email Inbox feature available as a BETA feature. You can learn more about it on the post below. We'll be posting instructions and information there throughout the morning.


We also released a tool for importing library items from CSV. Open a helpdesk ticket if you would like us to do that for you.



Public web sites of expired troops

We just released a minor bug fix that was allowing expired troops & Trail Life Lite Troops to continue hosting their public web site on TroopTrack. From now on, visitors to sites like this will be prompted to log in if they visit a Trail Life Lite site and all others will receive a "page not found" message.