Re: Web page guidelines for Troop/Pack pages
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 17:55:02 -0500
Tim McLeod asked:
>Does anyone know if there are published guidelines by the BSA for Web
>pages posted for Boy Scout Troops or Cub Scout Packs? If so, where >can
they be obtained?
Officially, there are NO national guidelines because *officially* the BSA
does not approve of the Internet as a forum for transmitting official
information or content. Unofficially, the BSA has been allowing local
Councils to establish their own "standards" and "guidelines" while at the
same time, cautioning them that "this isn't a approval; we still would
rather you as a Council distribute your information in the "traditional
manner", and it's "on you" if a site has questionable or incorrect information".
The best set of "standards" which many Councils have been using comes from
the Atlanta Area Council, and can be reviewed at several sites, including
the US Scouting Service Project's web site as well as at the Atlanta Area
Council's web site. I have a copy of the "guidelines" here, but I'm doing
housecleaning this afternoon and evening, so I won't be able to send you a
copy until late Saturday afternoon (my office is THAT UNCLEAN and VERY
UNORGANIZED!! Don't ask!!! *heheheee*)
>Currently I have employed the same guidelines which we use for the Web
>pages for our school district.
With some minor changes for content and whatever your local Council has
decided, those guidelines should be fine for a unit webpage.
Over the past couple of years, several members of the E-Scouts list had
tried to put together a "generic set of guidelines" but we all later pulled
back when the BSA announced that they would be "going onto the web".
We expected to see some sort of guidance from them, but instead, we all were
warned that "this is an experiment and should not be taken as our
changing of policy".
Some change is hard to come about.
If you haven't heard from someone else that has the guidelines, post me
privately and I'll be happy to find my copy and send you a copy.
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