On-Line Merit Badge
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Wed, 19 Jul 1995 08:42:57 GMT
Some weeks ago, there was a discussion thread concerning electronic
Scouting forms. This thread touched briefly on the concept of putting
merit badge pamphlets into electronic format.
As an experiment, I put the development of my troop homepage on hold and
I put Computers merit badge into Hypertext Mark-Up Language (HTML) and
added it to my troop homepage. It turned out to be a trivial exercise,
even typing the contents manually, vice scanning them. Another Scouter,
Lou Leopold, is scanning the black and white illustrations and pictures
in the pamphlet into GIF format for me, and I shall add them as soon as I
The troop homepage itself is not even close to being complete, let alone
the Ventura County Council homepage, which is not even started. However,
if you are interested in it, warts and all, you may access it at:
For the troop homepage, I drew heavily from Alan Houser, Scoutmaster of
Boy Scout Troop 24 of Berkeley, CA. I wish to publically thank him in
this forum for his kind permission to file off the serial numbers and
expropriate a goodly portion of his troop homepage for mine.
Let me know what you think of the electronic format of Computers merit badge.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <email@example.com>
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 852, Camarillo, CA
Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America
National Woodbadge 416-18, Philmont, 1973
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