It can vary quite a bit. Some dscout projects are composed of a single mission and take only a few minutes, and others are made up of a series of multiple missions and can go on for weeks. But typically they last 2-7 days.
It depends on the mission! When we're looking for a lot of depth and detail in your responses, we'll usually ask for fewer entries. But if we're only asking for a few brief thoughts about what you're doing or feeling, you could be asked to submit more entries.
Usually around five to ten, but again, it depends on the mission. We try to ask enough questions to see the world clearly through your eyes, but not so many that it's aggravating.
Let's say you were invited to a mission that asked you to complete five entries, and each entry was composed of one 30 second video question, three multiple choice questions, and two short answer questions. We'd expect each entry to take you about five minutes. Spend a lot less time and you're probably not giving us enough detail. Spend a bunch more time and you might be overdoing it.
Probably because you don't have good reception. Save the entry and try again later when your reception is better or you have a solid WiFi connection.
Sure! When you're viewing a mission, you'll see three buttons at the top of the screen: info, entries, & messages. Tap "info" to view mission instructions, "entries" to submit or review your entries, and "messages" if you have a question for your mission leader that isn't covered in the instructions–or if you run into trouble completing the mission.
Life happens. We get it! If you've accepted a mission but can't finish it, just message your mission leader to let them know what's going on. That will keep your account in good standing, and give another scout the chance to participate.