What you can do is make points a global variable, and do something like
--Set [text] to 'vpoints'
vpoints being whatever you want to call your global variable for points. To add a global variable, right-click on an event sheet.
That way the score is displayed regardless of layouts, IF that event sheet is not layout-specific.
Meaning, you have an event-sheet with all your settings for points, controls, etc.
THEN you go to say, level 1 or layout one's event sheet, right-click, and INCLUDE that event sheet.
If this sounds confusing I can clarify.
Hopefully that helps.