scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: web site rules
Anthony Hitchings (AHitchi@BART.GOV
Thu Mar 16 2000 - 10:12:08 CST
As (so far) the author of our troop's site, I suppose I should feel threatened
by the rules. But the council does not have the time to bother with these
unless someone is doing something really offensie or dangerous on the site, so
its probably a moot point. If we take the rules as guidelines, we can apply
them thoughtfully, and hopefully all get along. If you have an officious
council, you also have my symapthy. On the subject of advertising, don't youth
sports teams have their sponsor's name on their banners - whats the harm, for
pete's say (who was pete, anyway). Scouting is about being fair, if a firm
preovides web space, they should receive credit (the advertisers are, in effect,
the sponsors). My impression was the the scouts started the scout movement, and
not vice versa (it was grass roots), so it is with the web, lets keep it that
way (in good taste and using common sense). Should adults screen/approve web
content from scouts, - only until they can trust the scout's judgement - then
give the scout his responsibility that he earned, right?
Will I put our troop's page on the council server? Not until our scouts pick up
the ball and keep the site active. And even then I will keep my site on-line as
a perpetual resource for trip info and other useful stuff (but I would toss the
outdated stuff, obviously).
P.S. I enjoyed the post from the Scouter who suggested that we should "just go
camping". Our troop added a couple of extra trips this year, and thats what I
look really forward to.