As you may have noticed we have implemented an online system to make it easier to pay for outings, dues, etc. This is part of a larger software package called Zoho Books. Books is an accounting software that helps the Treasurer keep the finances in order for Troop 431 and allows you to access your account and see what you have spent and what is still outstanding. Another feature of the portal is the ability to see credits or your Scout Account.
Note: You will still need to email the Treasurer to have the credits from your account applied to an open invoice. Zoho is working on changing that but has not provided a date yet.
The portal also allows you to update your address and contact phone numbers. This is important for us to keep our records up to date in case we need to contact you. During recharter this information is used to update your registration at the National BSA office.
The portal offers a small list of features and is primarily used by us to keep your contact information up to date, view past invoices, view current invoices, payments made, estimates for trips that you may attend, and a statement for the year. The credits you have in your account are visible on the front page as are the outstanding invoices you may have. Remember, you must contact the treasurer to apply credits to an invoice.