scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Subbing to E-Scouts
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG
Fri Mar 26 1993 - 09:40:02 CST
Earlier last week, in a posting I placed here, I made mention of E-Scouts,
the electronic Scouting discussion group. I've had several Scouters to
post me and ask me what E-Scouts is about and how to subscribe.
E-Scouts started at what I would call the "boom days" of Scouting websites.
It became, as Arrow-L and Patch-L and several other "Ls" out there, as a
"splinter group" from this one. We felt that while it was great to talk
about the potential of HTML, coding, websites and counters, and graphics to
support the development of websites and pages; and about the policies and
"realities" of posting information to websites, that many Scouters that came
to Scouts-L wanted to see more information pertaining to youth *program*
issues and solutions and not a "Scout-specific" webdesign and issues forum.
So, with the assistance of Jon Eidson, E-Scouts was created on the same
server which carries Scouts-L, a charter was created and "blessed", and we
were on our way.
E-Scouts is credited with the first organization of what is today the US
Scouting Service Project (USSSP), along with being the basis for many
"Scouting cooperative" efforts between Scouters and their websites. The list
can become VERY technical and at times VERY SLOW. On the other hand, it
continues to be a forum whereby Scouters and others that are interested in
seeing and discussing how the Internet and the World Wide Web in particular
can be used to further promote, support and yes, finance Scouting.
We try not to talk about the SAME THINGS that's going on over here, unless
it has a direct link to Scouts-L or to the discussions here.
E-Scouts is a LOW DENSITY mailing list. Some months, we're lucky to even
have 30 messages posted. In other months, we've had about 100.
Remember that E-Scouts is NOT an alternative to Scouts-L...if you post a
question over on E-Scouts not dealing with electronic Scouting programs,
problems or methods, more than likely it will be crossed over to Scouts-L
for discussion. So please help us to keep crossings over to a bare minimum
by not posting general Scouting discussions on E-Scouts. It does have a
purpose, and that purpose is NOT to get around the 50 message per day
limitation set by the listowner here!
To subscribe to E-Scouts, send a message to the unmanned, automated
listserver software on the server of Texas Christian University (TCU). In
the body of your
message, you should type:
SUB E-SCOUTS Firstname Lastname (where Firstname Lastname is YOUR first and
last name. Like Scouts-L and many other lists, E-Scouts does NOT take
"handles" nor "screen names".)
Send the message without signature lines to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
You should receive a confirmation message quickly which you MUST reply to
before you are gained access to the list. Then you will receive a WELCOME
message and also start receiving postings to the list.
E-Scouts made it possible for the MacScouter, the Tree, The Pine Tree Web,
Meritbadges.com, The Virtual Camp, and other sites to develop and grow. We
all shared resources, software, skills and abilities with each other as we
developed those sites and others like it. And like I stated, it was the
earliest beginnings of some of Scouting's cooperative sites...the places YOU
go to for help and assistance.
I hope this information is of help to those Scouters that are working on
unit, district, Council and Section/Lodge websites and want additional
resources and information to exchange and use.
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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