This year, I was able to get the SPAM scouting database in a usable form earlier than usual.
You can find the files here : http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/papers/2632?
The poor mans scouting system is for teams that don't have the luxury of owning a bunch of laptops, or tablets, or whatever electronic widgits are available these days.
You only need a laptop during the event, and you will need to print out some scouting sheets and strategy sheets before hand.
The instructions in the spreadsheet are fairly thorough, but if there is something you don't quite get, let me know.
System requirements are any laptop with Windows and MSOffice. You will need Excel, and Publisher. I have not checked it out on Mac's. But if you have one with a Windows emulator, then it should work.
It does run under Office '07, but it is easier to use under Office '03.