There's been a couple of long-standing requests for ScoutsTracker to allow scouters to attach photographs to their roster. Historically, I had pegged that as low priority, since most Scouters learn their youths' names after a couple of weeks at most, and consequently the need to have a picture associated with each youth would be of only temporary benefit each year.
However, things have changed. We now have an increased emphasis on Emergency Response Plans, and one key aspect is having all the information required to identify a member (e.g., give a photo of the missing Cub to Search and Rescue, or help event organizers find the name of the Scouter who collapsed near the kybo.
Additionally, there is now a greater need to identify parents and other participants that you might not see on a week-to-week basis… e.g., identify which parent keeps bypassing the COVID-19 screening station by coming in from the back side of the park, etc.
Consequently, you're now able to attach a photo to each person in your roster. And when you generate an Emergency List, you can optionally choose to include the participants' photos. For a section hike/camp, it's likely you won't need this because you can already recognize your youth. But when you're going off into the wilderness, or attending a large multi-section camp where not everyone knows each other, then having the photo could be an essential element in keeping people safe.
And, of course, there is now a Gallery that you can view (under “Accounts”).
For the security-conscious users, the photo is encrypted in memory to prevent opportunistic snooping through a lost/stolen device, and additionally, accessing the Gallery requires entering the Security PIN. Additionally, the ScoutsTracker photo consent is respected… so if a parent has indicated that they do not permit ScoutsTracker to have photos of their children, then it is not possible to capture/store a photo for that youth.
To facilitate easy collection of photographs, there is a new “Take Photo” button that uses your smartphone's camera, and automatically applies rotation and scaling to the captured image.
You can now optionally set the “Target Audience” for a Commissioner event, that specifies which section levels the event applies to. E.g., the CSA/QV Ceremony is only relevant to Troop and Company. A Council Cuboree is only relevant to Pack. A Standard First Aid Course might relevant to Troop, Company and Crew. When you set a Target Audience for a Commissioner event, it has two effects…