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Switching from Scoutmate or Rank N' File to TroopSoft


Former Scoutmate and Rank N' File users can convert to TroopSoft simply by emailing us proof that you were a currently licensed user prior to either of them discontinuing their BSA Certified ScoutNET software. You will be able to switch to a new TroopSoft 1 year license free. Simply email us at troopsoft@troopsoft.co with your request to convert to TroopSoft.

Conversion Steps to TroopSoft

1. If you have not currently uploaded your unit's ranks and merit badges to your council's internet advancement website then sign onto your software package and upload to the BSA Internet Advancement webpage all of your ranks and merit badges earned to date. Then sign onto the website again, load the unit roster and click on the Unit Advancement Summary button on top left of the screen. Save the PDF file to your computer's download folder/directory you use for downloads. You will use this file to import the ranks and badges into TroopSoft.

2. Download and install TroopSoft Software.

3. Importing into TroopSoft - In TroopSoft click on Maintenance/Load Data into TroopSoft. Highlight BSA Internet Advancement Report and browse for the .pdf file you created from the BSA Advancement Website and import the information.

4. Importing Membership - See the tutorial webpage on our website for information on importing memberships or email us at troopsoft@troopsoft.co for help with importing membership.

Switching from Troopmaster to TroopSoft


TroopSoft can download your scout's ranks and merit badges from your Council's Internet Advancement website or from the Troopmaster Unit Advancement History report. All current users of Troopmaster can switch to TroopSoft for half of the first year's annual 1 year license fee! Simply email us at troopsoft@troopsoft.co with your request to convert to TroopSoft.

Why switch to TroopSoft? Operating Systems and Data Sharing Flexibility plus Significant Lower Costs!

Operating Systems - TroopSoft runs native on ALL of the popular PC operating systems (XP, Vista/7, MAC & Linux) which Troopmaster does not. You do not have to select your leaders based upon whether their computer will run the software!

Data Sharing Flexibility - TroopSoft's license allows for an unlimited number of users using TroopSoft on their personal computers and any leader can export all or any part of their data by email to another leader which you cannot do with Troopmaster! One leader can track all records on their PC or many leaders can be running TroopSoft on their PCs and update other leaders by an export file with any part of the data they want to! They can do all of this while their data is 'safely' stored on their own PCs! A sponsor can have one Advancement chairman for all BSA Scouting units (most common among LDS sponsors) or every BSA Scouting unit can have their separate Advancement chairman tracking the boys records for a single unit. Also, TroopSoft includes all four BSA units in one system giving more flexibility in combining databases, automatic advancing from cubs to scouting and reporting on all BSA units together with the data safely stored on your leader's PCs.

Significant Lower Costs and Same Price for All Sponsors - TroopSoft's low annual licenses covers ALL of a sponsor's BSA units. TroopSoft does not have different pricing based upon who your sponsor is! Every sponsor gets the same low price no matter whether you have one BSA unit or four BSA units! TroopSoft's single year license for all 4 units plus FOS/Fund Raising is only $59.00. Troopmaster licensing is different based upon who your sponsor is.

LDS Sponsors - Troopmaster's single year license for LDS sponsors for the same 4 units is at least $100 ($165 depending upon your fundraising options). TroopSoft saves the LDS sponsor a minimum of $41 with more significant savings with multiple year Ward or Stake licenses! TroopSoft's Stake 3 year license saves even more!

Non-LDS Sponsors - Troopmaster's single year license for Non-LDS sponsors for the same 4 units is estimated at least $205 ($270 depending upon your fundraising options). At that price TroopSoft saves the Non-LDS sponsor a minimum of $146.

Plus TroopSoft includes the management of the Sponsor's Community Emergency Response (CERT). Its only with TroopSoft!

Troopmaster Conversion Steps to TroopSoft

1. Download and install TroopSoft Software. If you Sponsor membership is computerized you can import you membership into TroopSoft or you can download your unit's membership and leaders from your council.

2. Conversion Option 1 - If you have not currently uploaded your ranks and merit badges to your council's Internet Advancement website then sign onto your Troopmaster software package and upload to your council's BSA Internet Advancement website all of your ranks and merit badges earned to date. Then sign onto the website again, load the unit roster and click on the Unit Advancement Summary button on top left of the screen. Save the PDF file to your computer's download folder/directory you use for downloads. In TroopSoft click on Maintenance/Load Data into TroopSoft. Highlight BSA Internet Advancement Report and browse for the .pdf file you created from the BSA Advancement Website and import the information. (Repeat this step for each BSA unit.)

3. Conversion Option 2 - In Troopmaster create an Unit Member Advancment History report which includes all scouts. Save the report to a text file. Sign onto TroopSoft and click on Maintenance/Load Data Into TroopSoft and click on TM Text Report and browse for the text file and import it.

4. Importing Membership - See the tutorial webpage on our website for information on importing memberships or email us at troopsoft@troopsoft.co for help with importing membership.

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