Just watch the FPT finale poll... closest finish ever in sight, between Team Cyndaquil and Team Ralts. I have a feeling it may end in a tie and for the first time ever, we'll have to do the additional poll between the two and decide the champion from there.
Ah yes, those who scout threads and report them to the buzz thread. They are one of the legs of the SMT that's currently looking for new members so I bet you'll be excited for who ends up joining you. And even though they may serve differently than other SMT, you are right in that they are still part of the team.