What Our Councils Say


"I just have to tell you how much I LOVE Black Pug and the amount of time it saves me from prior years. I used it this past year for two NYLT sessions. The amount of time it saved me and the quality of work I was able to provide has been incomparable. Now, I'm doing University of Scouting and I used to have to manually track over 150 classes. I hated it. If classes closed over the weekend then I would have to call people who registered after the cut off and then find new classes, etc. I spent so much time trying to figure that all out. I just went in and pulled up Class Attendee Counts and all the information I need is right there! I already know what classes are closed, close to closing etc.. I just emailed that list to the U of S chancellor and now he has the info. If you ever have someone who is interested in this program and wants to speak with someone who uses it PLEASE give them my email and I will gladly speak with them. My volunteers so far are loving what I'm able to do for them."


Linda Mickel | Program Assistant
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Patriots' Path Council #358




"I have mentioned this before, but would like to say it again...the new registration system and the reports that are available are fantastic. I'm really glad you implemented this system."


Randy Parsons | Troop 99 Soaring Eagle District
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Mid-America Council #326




"Our council began working with 247Scouting this past year when we implemented "Scouting Event". We were surprised to find out how much it can do while remaining flexible enough to meet the demands of any activity. One of its best features is the long list of pre-designed reports. Our council has tried other online solutions in the past with only limited success. We're so impressed with Scouting Event we can't wait to adopt Camp Reservation as well. Oh, and if the quality of the software weren't enough, just wait until you see the customer support that comes along at no extra charge!"


Kevin McPherson | Director of Support Services
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Crossroads of America Council #160




"Over the years I have tried several softwares that would allow the council to take online registrations for events and camps. Never have found any I was particularly pleased with. Many lacked flexibility or had the "muscle" needed to handle the complex process that camp affords. That is until now.

We found one that seems to be doing all of those. We use this also for our council calendar for our website. We collect fees, deposits, names and emails for those registering/participating, communicate directly to those registered for an event/camp, conduct surveys... This robust software seems to be the answer.

This program is intuitive, simple and is loved by staff and volunteers here in Alaska. Our SE also loves it as he can see real-time how registrations are coming for any event and especially camp. How many times I would have given anything for that for the many years I sat in that chair."

Lyman Gifford | Chief Development Officer
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Great Alaska Council #610




"Steve and his team are fantastic. They are responsive to our needs, always available, and take our recommendations seriously. Their software is designed to meet the needs of the local council, and is very user friendly."


Andrew R. Zilnik | Camping Director
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Patriots' Path Council #358




"The team at Black Pug Software is great to work with, and a ten-year goal was realized with the decision to use their software! Black Pug Software has allowed our council to completely computerize our camp reservations and activity registration systems. We use Scouting Event exclusively for our online activities registration.We have nearly 100 events set up in the system and have even customized this component for our Cub Resident Camps.This cloud product has improved our collections of fees, improved customer service, and reduced workload of our customer service staff which has allowed them to spend their time in other areas of customer service."

Jeff Sulzbach | Assistant Scout Executive/Operations
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Northern Star Council, #250




"Mid-America Council has started to use their Camp Reservation and Scouting Event software.  They are a great Scouting partner as we strive to make Scouting easier for our volunteers.  They have been very responsive on helping us get set-up.  I would encourage all councils to take a look at what they have to offer."

Spencer Finley   |   Director of Accounting
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Mid-America Council, #326




"There is so much that Black Pug has been able to do for us with their reservation system, both in Scouting Events and Camp Reservations.  Our volunteers can make reservations online, we no longer need to track everything by hand and in a couple different databases, and both have a nice close out section where you can capture all of the information for the event and a session at camp.  We can quickly see who owes money and get the bills sent out.  And they all look the same!  They don't vary from one district to another.  They also have a great refund process built in and they get that the councils need two signatures on any refunds.

I'm in the accounting department and I've been very excited about all of the reporting tools that they have. If they don't have a reporting tool that we need, they are really quick to create one; usually within a day or two.  I've really enjoyed working with them because they are so easy to get along with and they get the Scouting lingo.  I look forward to working with them in the future!"

Rachel Blacker   |   Accounting Specialist/Customer Service Manager
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Northern Star Council, #250



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