The best way to add a scout and his parents to the troop roster is the New Scout Registration form.
You'll find it at Membership → View / Maintain Members → New Scout Registration.
This will display the page shown at right.
This page follows the order of the BSA™ Youth Application form, with some additional items.
Enter the information into the fields, using the TAB key to move from one field to the next.
Check the Transfer From Another Unit checkbox only if this scout transferred from another Scout troop this year.
This will cause this scout to show up as a transfer when you recharter.
Check the Pays Recharter Fee In Another Unit only if this scout also belongs to a Venturing crew which pays his recharter fee.
The system will automatically generate a User ID and password for the scout and each parent that you enter.
You must enter at least one parent on this form.
If the parent is already in the database - possibly because they already have another scout in the database - you do not have to re-enter their information.
You can simply select the parent's name from the drop down list labeled Adult.
If the parent is not in the database, you can enter their information here.
Click on the checkbox Address same as scout to copy the scout's address and home phone number into this parent's record.
The second parent is optional. You can also select this parent from the drop down list if he or she is already in the troop database.
Or you can enter a new record for this parent as well.
Click the Save & Add Another button to save this scout and parents.
The screen will redisplay with empty fields, ready to add another scout.