Note, this update involves a schema change to the database. So, in terms of what you'll experience the next time you launch the app: first, you'll see the app update itself and then the iPhone/iPod database will rebuild itself from the data in the on-line repository, during which time you'll see a progress bar as the app re-downloads ALL the updates you've applied to your sections's youth.
Thankfully, re-applying all the record updates is only done once… after they've all been reapplied to the rebuilt database, you'll only ever see incremental record updates.
The idea behind this status is that the youth can mark some requirements as “Ready to Test”, and a leader can quickly see what's going to need testing at the next meeting/camp. Note, a leader is still the only individual who can actually mark a requirement/badge as complete, but this gives the youth a means of bringing attention to certain badges.
Along with this new status comes the first troop-wide report. In this case, it shows the leader a list of all the youth who have badges ready for testing, and with the ability to tap/click on a badge name, to see what the youth has requested testing on.
Initially all your youth will be in an 'Unassigned' patrol. Patrol is a property of the youth, so to assign a youth to another patrol, go to Settings, drill down to the scout you'd like to assign, and click on Patrol. Initially this will offer you a choice of only 'Unassigned'. So, click on the Edit button above the list of patrols, and you'll be able to create/rename/delete patrols.