SOAR Announces New Unit Roster feature
March 26, 2014
Rochester, NY
SOAR, a premier provider of quality online services to Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops announced today availability of a completely new Unit Roster feature for its hosted website services - myPack and myTroop.

Since 2005 SOAR has helped scouting units manage their most important asset - the roster of members in their unit and associated personal information.

SOAR today announced the new Unit Roster feature, rebuilt from the ground up, to satisfy growing customers needs. The new Unit Roster has more features and options than a swiss army knife. Not only will it meet all customer feature needs, it will also allow customers to manage their Roster they way they want.

This release removes a lot of restrictions that the old Roster feature had

  • No limit on number of Scouts or Adults in a Family
  • Scouts belong to a primary Den/Patrol
  • Adults can now belong to the Den/Patrol directly
  • Scouts can belong to many Groups (the old non Den/Patrol option)
  • Adults can belong to many Groups
  • No limit on number of Den/Patrol Leaders

It also improves usability of the Roster feature for Administrators

  • Change Den, Patrol, and Group assignments for all members from a single screen
  • Change Leadership Positions for all members from a single screen
  • Change Website Permissions for all members from a single screen
  • Delete multiple Dens, Patrols, Groups at a single time
  • Add and Edit an entire family at the same time

We have also added the following new functionality

  • Inactive members keep a record of past unit members
  • Separate fields for First Name, Nickname, Middle, Last Name, and Suffix
  • Option to display Nickname instead of First Name
  • Per email address delivery choices for Email Lists and EBlast
  • Groups can not only have Scouts and Adults as members, they can auto generate Email Lists
  • The ability to store all sorts of new data
    • Extended personal data BSA ID, Birthday, Driver's License
    • BSA Medical Form dates
    • Medical Information Emergency Contacts, Insurance, Doctor, Medications, Allergies
    • Free form notes section
    • 4 custom fields you can label and use any way you want
  • The ability to decided what sections of the above information you want/don't want to use in your Roster
  • A whole new shared account 'roster' and 'Manage Roster' permission so you can give permission to Roster managers without giving them full Administrative rights
  • Permissions system for what member categories can view different Roster information
  • TroopMaster Import includes Alt Tab information (say what!) and other fields we can now store

For full details on the capabilities of the new Unit Roster release see our new Feature Guide for the Unit Roster.

About SOAR:

Scouting Online, Affordable & Reliable

SOAR is dedicated to providing scouting units such as Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops with quality, reliable, and affordable online services to help address common issues facing scouting units today - communication, organization, and shared leadership.

SOAR continues to provide its customers new and upgraded features for the same yearly cost.

SOAR myPack and myTroop are the only choice for scouting units serious about creating and maintaining a quality unit website for their members.

Visit SOAR on the web at www.soarol.com.