Just go and buy it.
Back to me again. How much is your time worth ?
I brought TroopMaster out of my own pocket.
Try to look at this from the other direction.
How much is it going to cost you to learn ScoutMate or write everything out
Re-chartering with TM takes about 4 minutes, assuming your records are
You might have to waste a couple of hours if they are not.
I did a dry run last month to make sure that I had all the info.
This was my first re-charter and it took longer to get the DE to sign the
papers than it did to print them out from TM. It took me longer to write the
Not to re-mention all the other points that have been made about how useful
TM is during the year.
I've started by using ScoutMate and ended up with TM. Enough said.
Take a collection and ask everyone for two bucks.
Pete Kenny, SM, Troop 1270
From: John D. Halter [mailto:john@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Scouter_T] Boy Scout Advancement tracker/Scoutmate
>The $75.00 can never be the issue.Unfortunately, at this point the $75 is somewhat of a sticking point
when comparing PM/TM & Scoutmate. To equip the pack & troop with PM/TM is
$150 vs $65 for SM. Our troop recently moved to our current CO and has
never had much success with fundraising. With the addition of a new pack,
the CO's focus as well as potential financial support is now split. They
are looking for the cheapest option, which would be freeware or a
spreadsheet of some sort or a cheap software package.
I have never seen the TM side, but have used and been happy with PM.
After reading the comparison between SM & PM/TM, SM looks like a better deal
as well as having options that are impressive. I was looking for any who is
currently using the Scoutmate software to get their feelings about it. I am
familiar with the layout of PM, so using another program will be more
difficult due to having to learn something new. Someone who has always used
SM or has used it for a long time would have a different view.
Pack 230 Apopka Florida
Troop 936 Longwood Florida
Wekiwa District Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
...and a good 'ol Bobwhite too! SR442