ScoutNET Update

We have updated our ScoutNET feature today. Now you can specify Troop, Team and Crew numbers. This is important for LDS Troops that have separate numbers for Troop, Team and Crew. Please note that the number needs to be 4 digits. If your Troop number is 849 then you need to enter 0849.

Also, once you download the ScoutNET file from our site, don’t open and edit it in Excel. If you have to edit the file (NOT RECOMMENDED), only use Notepad or some other text editor. If you use Excel and then save the file, it will render the file invalid when you try to upload to ScoutNET.

Please visit our ScoutNET Instructions page for detailed steps on submitting your advancement data to the BSA’s Internet Advancement System (ScoutNET).

If you run into any issues, please e-mail us at with details and we will help you out!

iPhone update 1.0.2 now available

We have just released the first update to our iPhone application.  Make sure you visit the App Store to get the update.  We appreciate the feedback that we have received to help improve the app.

In this release we have fixed the following issues:

  • Fixed a bug when trying to add or update a partial merit badge
  • Fixed scroll bar guide on Troop Roster page.  If you had a long patrol name, the scroll bar would get in the way.
  • Fixed the calendar bug when adding a new scout and selecting their birthday
  • Fixed a bug with read-only leader being able to add a scout
  • Renamed the Delete button to “Edit” on the Merit Badge page

We have also added the following features:

  • Added Partial Merit badge filter button to merit badge pages. Allows you to easily see all partials for a given badge
  • Added ability to click on an e-mail address in the address book and launch e-mail application
  • Added ability to click on phone numbers in the address book and launch the dialer


We are working on 1.0.3 right now which will include Activity tracking.  We hope to have that ready soon.

If you haven’t purchased our iPhone app yet, please visit the App Store today.



Android update adds Partial Merit Badge Filter and Tablet Support

We are working hard to bring continuous updates to our mobile apps.  Today we released version 1.2.7 for our Android App.  The new update brings two new features:

First, is a Partial merit badge filter for the Merit Badges page.  This allows you to see partial merit badges on one page.


Second, we enabled the app to run on tablets.  If you are using an Android tablet, please give it a try and let us know if you run into any issues!

This update should be hitting the Google Play Store any time now.


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ScoutNET Capability

We know you have been waiting for this and we are glad to finally give it to you.  You can now submit your advancement records from eTrailToEagle to the BSA’s Internet Advancement Website, otherwise known as ScoutNET.

Many councils now require that you use ScoutNET to submit advancement records.  This meant you had to enter all your advancement records twice.  Now we have solved that problem.  Using our ScoutNET feature, you can easily upload to ScoutNET all of your eTrailToEagle advancement records.

Visit our ScoutNET Instructions page for step by step instructions of the entire process.


If you have any questions on how to use this feature, please let us know at

Android App Update 1.2.6

We have released a new update of our Android app that brings some new features to the application.  One of the big changes was a redesign of our Troop Directory page.  The page is easier to read and has the following new functions:

  • Click on an e-mail address to quickly send an e-mail
  • Click on the street address and it opens in Google Maps
  • Click on a phone number and it launches the phone dialer


In addition, we have added the ability to add a scout right from the app.  Just click on Troop Roster and click on the Add Scout button.



We are dedicated to bringing new features to our mobile apps.  Currently we are working on adding Activity tracking.  This will give you the ability to track who attended the many different activities including campouts, hikes, service projects, meetings and more.

Also, if you have a few minutes to spare we could really use your help.  First, head over to the Android Market and rate our app.  Second, spread the word.  Let other leaders and parents know that this app is available for them to use.  We appreciate your support!


Never fear iPhone users, we have an app for you too.  Click here to download the app in the iPhone App Store:


iPhone App Available Today

We are excited to announce that our iPhone app has finally hit the App Store.  Just search the iPhone App Store for ‘etrailtoeagle’ to find it.  We have also included a direct link to the app below.


Our iPhone app contains all of the features that our Android app has.  Some of the key features include:

  • View and mark off progress on ranks and merit badges
  • View merit badge progress for everyone in the troop
  • View address book of scouts, leaders and parents.  Click to dial and click to map are available in the address book.
  • Add new scouts right from the app.

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This is version 1.0 and we are excited to publish updates on a continual basis.  Right now we are working on adding Activity tracking.  Soon you will be able to create/view activities and record attendance for those activities.  If you are like us, you need the ability to track this information on the spot or sometimes it will get recorded late or not at all.

This app is created for the iPhone but will run on the iPad as well.  We have plans to create an iPad version, but that will be later this year.

Give the app a try and make sure you rate the app and leave us some comments in the App Store.  We will use your feedback to help enhance and improve the app over time.

Follow us on Facebook and read this blog to stay up to date on our progress.  We have some great new features coming to our website that we can’t wait to tell you about.

Android Update 1.2.5

We have released a new update to our Android app.  This new version fixes a number of bugs and adds some new features.

Troop Roster
We now list your scouts grouped by patrol.  You also have the option to filter the list by certain patrols.  In addition, you will notice that this page loads much faster.

Merit Badges
When we list merit badges in the app, we make it easy to filter between required and optional merit badges.

We also added the ability to see who has earned a merit badge and who hasn’t.

Make sure you update your version of the app to our latest release and look forward to more features coming soon!

eTrailToEagle Android App Now Available

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Android has landed on eTrailToEagle in uniform and is ready to help scouts advance with the new eTrailToEagle Android App.  Now you can access and modify your advancement records right from your Android device.  Take your advancement records with you where ever you go. In a meeting and need to check progress of one of your scouts? Check. Want to record completed merit badges while still at scout camp? Check. Need to look up the phone number of a member of the Scout Committee? Check.

This app contains many of the features you love from eTrailToEagle.  Don’t wait, get it on your device today for $1.99 in the Android Market.

Features available today:

  • View and modify rank information
  • View and modify merit badges
  • Record merit badges for more than one scout at a time
  • View the troop address book
  • Parent Access – parents can login and view the progress of their scout

Features our Android Scout will release soon:

  • Ability to add new scouts
  • Ability to modify scout’s contact information
  • Activity Tracking-create and plan activities and record who attended them
  • Patrol Management-easily manage patrols and their membership

For more information about our Android App please visit us in the Android Market.


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Rank Eligibility Information Now Part of Individual Rank Summary Report

Stop what you are doing and check out our new Individual Rank Summary report right now. 

We have added a new section to the report called Rank Eligibility.  This new section gives you key information on what needs to happen for your scouts to advance.

Key areas:

  1. When is the scout eligible for his next rank advancement?
  2. How many merit badges are needed for rank advancement?
  3. How much more time is needed in a leadership position?
  4. How many service hours are still needed?

Here is an example of a First Class Scout who received his last rank on 9/25/2011.

At a quick glance, you will know exactly what is needed to help your scouts advance.  How many times has it happened when a scout slipped under the radar and could have advanced much earlier if you had all the information in front of you.
When parent ask what their scout needs to do to advance, you can refer them to this report.  It gives a clear picture of what needs to be done.

Please note that this new section will only appear for scouts that have earned the First Class rank or higher.