Well I've had a lot of other troops ask how we do it. So rather than
answer the numerous emails, I'll try to answer your
questions here. If you still have a
question please let
Where do you
host your web site?
I'm actually in the business myself. If you would like hosting for your
troop web site I will do it for only $10 per month payable yearly. You
will have full ftp or FrontPage access to your site. You will get
unlimited email accounts and access to your site statistics. You can have
a password protected area like we do and more.
Email me for more
Where did you get your calendar?
Our calendar is free of charge and was developed just for scouts. Visit
for this wonderful calendar.
What is behind your members only area?
We have a event registration system that allows us to promote upcoming
events and get registrations online. We have our troop roster that holds
the name, address, phone, emails and parent information. Each boy on our
roster has a link to there advancement report from
software. To do this we exported an individual history report as an html
file for each boy and linked to this. We have a page that contains a list
of all resources in our library and a link to request a book from the
librarian. We have a page that shows our complete inventory and link to
request something from our quartermaster. The library and quartermaster
pages are maintained by them with page they can update from the web
without having any special software. We also have our committee minutes,
list our merit badge counselors, have our rules and all of the forms
anyone would need.
How did you get your members only area?
I put all of the pages in the password protected directory. Any page
created and placed in the directory will become password protected. The
main reason for the password is to protect personal information.
How did you do the online store?
This is great...we created it with a very cool company called
CafePress. You just upload your graphics and place them on the items of
your choice. You can even set your own prices on everything to help
support your unit. Click the
below and if asked please tell them troop42 sent you.
Free business cards and more!
Yes every troop needs business cards. Hand them out to new members
visiting your troop, give them to parents of current members, all of those
scout meetings you go to and anywhere else. Hey when they are free why
not. Here is another very cool web site with things every troop can use. I
started with free business cards and it went from there. Click the below
banner to get free business cards and more. I really do mean free.