Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Troop Web page help
Troop Web page help
Mon, 21 Jun 1999 13:24:52 -0400
Our SM has decided to expand our Troop Historian position into two
positions and have one of them responsible for a troop web page (troop
webmaster). As the historian advisor I will now be advising this
position also. The present troop web page was created a while ago by a
Life scout working on his communication MB. I don't know much about it
(I haven't even looked at it yet, my access is down right now). I
understand it was created in HTML. I appeal to the wisdom of the list
with some questions.
Would it be easier to obtain a Web Page publishing program and convert
the site into it. I don't know a thing about writing in HTML or writing
Web pages for that matter (I don't mind learning).
What Web page programs are good and reasonable.
Does anyone know or have written guidelines for Troop Web Pages.
I have noticed some Troop addresses with www.bsa.troop?? in them. Does
BSA host troop web sites?
The first Troop webmaster will be the brother of the Scout who created
the original site (Eagle Scout now off to college) . He will have access
to his brother via e-mail and has the basic knowledge needed to do the
job. I expect I'll be learning a lot from him at first.
As the MC Publicity Chair and Newletter Co-editor this sems like a
natural extention to my present work with the troop. It is a great
opportunity for the scout as well. I think it will be a very sought
after leadership position for the future. I would be curious to know how
many troops are using Scout webmasters.
MC Troop 40
Hopewell Jct NY