Scoutbook is a website and database that allows you and your den leader to easily monitor your Scout’s advancement. There is no cost to individual families and dens, but an active Scoutbook account is required. Below is an instructional video about managing Cub Scout advancement using Scoutbook as well as frequently asked questions.

Scoutbook Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scoutbook?

Scoutbook is an advancement tracking tool for Cub Scouts. It also has messaging, forums, service, hiking, camping tracking, and calendaring features.

Units are not required to utilize Scoutbook as their unit's advancement tracking tool. However, Pack 553 utilizes Scoutbook since it is a convenient and free service provided to every unit.

How do I access my Scout’s records in Scoutbook?

Generally, each Scout’s profile is automatically generated in Scoutbook when the Gulf Coast Council processes the Scout's application or recharter information. Pack 553 administrators ensure that the Scout's information is correct in Scoutbook. A separate profile is created for each parent. With younger ranks like Lions and Tigers, these parent accounts are automatically created in the same way as the Scout's. Parent accounts for older Scouts are generally built manually by Pack 553 administrators. In any case, a connection must be made in Scoutbook between the parent’s profile and the Scout’s profile in order to give the parent full access to the Scout’s records.

If you are uncertain whether you have a parent account or need assistance, contact the Pack 553 Cubmaster at

I have not received a Scoutbook invitation. How do I get one?

Do not create your own Scout or parent profile. Send an email to the Pack 553 Cubmaster at requesting Scoutbook access. Please include the following information.

  • Cub Scout's name

  • Parent's/Guardian's full legal name

  • Nickname (optional, but important!)

  • Birthday (month, day, year)

  • Gender [Male or Female]

  • Primary email address

  • Secondary email address (optional)

How do I get a parent profile?

Do not create your own Scout or parent profile. Pack 553 administrators enter the parent profiles into Scoutbook. An invitation email is sent to the parent’s email address. Once the parent accepts the invitation, he or she has Scoutbook access. Be sure to check your email spam filter for the invitation email.

Why are some of my Scout’s awards missing from Scoutbook?

For awards from past Scout years, please send an email to with your specific information.

For awards earned in this Scout year, Scoutbook should be accurate and up-to-date. Please contact your den leader with your specific information.