Scout Master (SM) is a computer software package for Windows 95, developed by a team of entomologists and computer programmers, with input from the private sector, at Texas A&M University. SM allows quick, efficient entry and summarization of a large amount of cotton insect field scouting data and agronomic information. SM supports various types of graphic output of scouting data for reporting, education, and research uses. SM was vigorously tested in 1997 and is currently being improved and revised for general use by the Texas IPM Program in 1998. The addition of several advanced applications to SM are also planned, as is a Scout Master version for corn and other Texas crops.