Doubleknot for Scouting

Doubleknot currently serves over 150 Councils of the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA. Our scouting software is designed specifically for Scouting with the help and input from Councils all over the United States. 

Summer Camp Solution

Doubleknot’s unique merit badge camp software for Scouting organizations is a complete solution for your most profitable revenue events. It simplifies the sign-up and payment process and creates a single repository for all registration data. Your volunteer leaders can register their troops for merit badge summer camp, select a facility to camp, and choose the merit badge classes for each and every member of their troop. Camping and office staff can print class rosters, set capacity limits, manage wait-lists, and offer discounts. Councils of all sizes are using this module to:

  • Create programs, sessions and classes
  • Define payment schedules, cancellation policies and auto reminder schedules
  • Accept online and offline payments
  • Set and control class capacity and wait list configurations for Merit Badge classes
  • Set activity specific prices and instructor assignments
  • Print a comprehensive set of reports for administrators and unit leaders
  • Produce class completion reports (Blue Cards)
  • View & export class schedules and participant lists
 Watch a short video summarizing the features and benefits
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Additionally, merit badge instructor contact information can be entered or imported into a database and entitled troop leaders and parents can search that database to find specified merit badge counselors. Some of the features include:

  • A secure search for counselors of a specific badge or unit. Access is strictly controlled.
  • The ability to download the search result information or generate a report of all counselors and badges taught.
  • Counselor profiles that contain counselor names, contact information, a flag to determine if their address is displayed, badges taught, training dates, and other important information.
  • Administrative features to create new counselor records, maintain counselor information, import counselor information, and assign merit badges to individual and groups of counselors.

Online Registration & Payment Processing for Events, Programs and Fundraisers

Our highly flexible service allows you to easily create online registrations that can collect both money and data for all your events such as day and overnight camps, family weekends, golf tournaments, recognition dinners and all other types of events and fundraisers. And, with our forms builder, you can prompt registrants for additional merchandise purchases such as extra t-shirts and patches as well as additional sponsorship levels for your fundraisers. Our Event Registration & Payment Processing product page contains further details. 

Property Reservations

Increase the occupancy rates of your income earning facilities and rental properties using our industry-leading Reservations module.  It provides real-time availability for all your assets including a facility calendar and search, and handles all the intricacies of facility rental pricing and asset relationships for each of your properties. Offer discounts that entice sign up based on date range, coupon code or group size. Daily occupancy reports keep staff at the property informed of who's showing up and what they'll need. Jump to the Reservations products page for more information or watch this short (less than 2 minutes) video.

Ticketing and On-site Check In

Check in people or groups at your events and facilities using our Ticketing and Event Admissions product, featuring mobile attendance tracking using our iPhone Checkin App or camera-enabled PC. Jump to the product page for more details. 

Website Management

Manage your entire website and easily make updates with Doubleknot's Content Management software, Site Brander.  Knowledge of HTML is NOT a requirement to effectively utilize the software. Office and professional staff can be designated as content contributors or content publishers allowing you to distribute the site management tasks while maintaining control over final site content. Other features include

  • Council, District and Department calendars that contain direct links to register for events and programs, and RSVP for meetings.
  • Document repository for secure content access
  • Email list sign-up for maintaining communications and understanding volunteer and parent interests 
  • Automatic updates to Upcoming Events lists that reduces site maintenance tasks
  • Event categories that can provided focused event lists that target site visitors

Volunteer Communications

Using the Email Marketing tools that are part of each Doubleknot subscription, you can bring a new level of results to your everyday email marketing and electronic communications tasks. Send out custom newsletters, scheduled emails and easily create targeted email lists that reach out to parents, volunteers and scouting leaders. Mine the data from your registration history to create more targeted lists for focused messages that increase your response rate and get people to take action.

BSA & GSUSA Troops and Units 

We also offer a special service level for troops, packs and other local Scouting Units. Highlights of the Troop Basic Service include:

  • Membership roster
  • Event calendar creation and management 
  • Online registration, dues payments and donations
  • Forms and surveys
  • Online payment account management
  • Online newsletters and photo albums
  • Document library
  • Content Management System (CMS) for website management

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