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Event Reminders

TroopWebHost now has the ability to automatically send reminders to your troop about upcoming events.

Reminders can take the form of e-mail messages, as shown at right, or SMS text messages.  SMS text messages will only contain the subject line of the message.

You can set up reminders for any event type.  Once you configure an event type for reminders, the system will automatically send reminders for all events of that type.

Reminders can be configured to go to:

  • Your entire troop, or
  • Participants only, or
  • Undecideds only, or
  • Participants and undecideds

If you select participants and/or undecideds, the message can also be sent to their parents.

Reminders can go out the same day as the event, or one to six days prior to the event, or one to four weeks prior to the event.

The system will begin sending out reminders every day at 8:00 local time, with the "same day" messages going out first.

If the event allows users to sign up, the message will show the current sign up status of each member of the recipient's family.

If the event has shifts, the message will display all of the shifts and the family members who have signed up for them.

A link at the top of the message will take you directly to the calendar detail page for this event.

The message will also display meal plans and activities, as well as opportunities to earn requirements for merit badges and rank advancement.

Eagle Outdoor Merit Badge Status By Scout

With summer camp approaching, you may want to review your scout's status on the Eagle required merit badges most likely to be offered at camp.  You'll find this new report on the Advancement Reports submenu.

Other Recent Enhancements

Users who are authorized to maintain events will now see a Delete button on the calendar detail page next to the Update button.

The Uncompleted Rank Requirements reports now show the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class for all scouts who have earned the Boy Scout rank.

The Send User IDs and Passwords message has been reformatted for improved clarity.

The Shift Participants List now includes the shift comments.

If you have any questions or suggestions about TroopWebHost, please contact us at info@TroopWebHost.com.

When you do, please include your troop number and city in your message so we'll know exactly who you are.

Thank you for your support!

John Corning