Using PDFfiller to Compile Boy Scout Forms and Send Permission Slips
Nathan Appel Uses PDFfiller to Make Administration of his Boy Scout troop more efficient
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110 Million Americans have been part of the Boy Scouts of America since its founding in 1910.

The Boy Scouts of America are a large national organization with almost three million youth members and almost a million active adults.

As an assistant scout manager, Nathan Appel helps to lead a troop of these young scouts. A systems analyst by trade doing statistical analysis for research, Appel devotes much of his free time to the Boy Scouts.

The Problem

While organizing various activities and dealing with paperwork for the scouts, Appel found himself wasting time with paper documents and struggling with digital forms.

“Some of the forms that the Boy Scouts of America have are PDF forms, but they’re not fillable” said Appel. “And some of these [forms] have to be done multiple times a year in order to track service hours and all these other things that are important.”

Making sure that documents are completed and submitted properly and promptly is critical for “making rank and getting to the final phase of Eagle Scout,” Appel said.

The Solution
Now Appel uses PDFfiller almost every week for his 40 Boy Scouts. PDFfiller expedites various workflows for Appel, from permission slips to tracking service hours. PDFfiller allows Appel to create a template and edit a document using powerful tools quickly and easily. Moreover, PDFfiller allows Appel to consolidate and store these documents and edit them over the course of the year before he submits them. With PDFfiller, It’s easy to add and edit text at any time and from any internet-connected device.
The Benefits of Using PDFfiller
PDFfiller is the fastest way to create, edit, send and sign PDF forms online. For Appel, it saves “probably an hour every time not writing it out, making a mistake, or anything like that... And with the fillable form that saves everybody a multitude of hours.”
PDFfiller makes it simple to manipulate and distribute forms electronically. Powerful features make it easy to transmit documents like permission slips for signature while advanced editing tools allow users to highlight, redact, annotate, edit, and erase text from PDF documents easily.
Cost Savings
PDFfiller saves time and money for organizations large and small. Save on the cost of paper and document postage; just as important though, save your time and energy for more important work by using PDFfiller to streamline your document management.
“For every outing that we go on, the boys have to fill out a permission slip, so I made it fillable using PDFiller so now you can sign it online… If somebody forgets a permission slip, they can just send it to me electronically, they don’t have to go to the venue or whatever and I don’t have to follow up.”
Nathan Appel
assistant scout manager