Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:41 PM
Currently our unit uses Scoutlaner strictly for the calendar function with reminders. What we like about this is the roles-based reminders; i.e., each den leader can set up meetings and reminders go ONLY to the den. Or we can set meetings up for just leaders, or the entire pack.
The drawback is that Scoutlander is difficult to navigate, a bit slow, and not good for things like photos, docs, etc.
We would like to have one site that does more and costs nothing.
We have looked at:
-All kinds of other Scout-specific sites (Scoutmanage, Scout Track, etc.)--none offer any advantage b/c we don't need the advancement stuff.
-Google calendars. Super-easy to use, but does not (or does not appear to) support different groups and roles unless everyone has a gmail address, which not everyone does.
-Blogs (wordpress, blogspot, etc.). Appears we can only embed another calendar in there, but this looks to be a good option for providing photos, links, forms, etc. if we can do it.
1. Roles-based calendar like we have with Scoutlander
2. Email reminders to any email address we set up
3. Ability to put photos, embed docs/google docs, forms, etc.