Re: National's Web Site
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 15 Jul 1996 14:36:07 -0600
If the BSA web site was just intended to be a model for councils to use,
someone forgot to tell our council that. Longs Peak Council, in its
last newsletter, published that web address as well as the ones for its
summer camp program at BDSR (maintained by a volunteer).
While I understand that the BSA wants to move slowly to avoid making too
many mistakes, I hope that soon they will recognize the advantages of
having most publications available in PDF or similarly portable format.
Not things like the handbooks and fieldbooks, but the Guide to Safe
Scouting, the Uniform Guide, Eagle applications and forms, program
helps, and perhaps even MB books. I don't think that this would
significantly reduce profits, and it would broaden availability.
The magazines section could also be expanded to include links for more
info on stories such as more background or links to related pages on the
WWW. An example of this would be what the _Lutheran_ magazine
associated with the ELCA has done (http://www.elca.org/lu/luthmag.html
for those who are interested).
All in all, I think BSA's website is a good starting point, and I hope
they will continue to expand and improve it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City