Website for the Pack?
Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:50 PM
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:05 AM
The problem I run into is getting the parents to actually read an email. If they won't do that they are not going to go to a website.
YEAP, exactly right !!!! Texting is right there in their FACES ! I have a couple of parent that asked if I just text them the information but I told them some some of my emails are a little long. So for some of my parents I have to TEXT them to let them know I emailed them !! UGH
Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:16 AM
you can to to this web sight and find how to send the message
and if the parent wont give you there cell phone provider you can look it up here
Then you can be really annoying and blast there email and phone at the same time LOL but at least they will know
Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:30 AM
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Posted 29 September 2014 - 03:34 PM
Old thread, but I agree with earlier posts.
Most parents won't read email, & I'm not convinced that any of them ever look at the web site.
I used to maintain the web site and blast out email announcements and such when acting as ACM.... now I have a new parent that is taking the web site. I'm not encouraging it much any more, but I do ask her to post links for upcoming stuff, just so that when I make an announcement at the pack meeting I can just say check the pack's site, instead of printing 50 copies of which 40 or so I'll be cleaning up after the meeting.
And the biggest problem I see for these commercial scouting package sites (SOAR and the like) is the big focus on tracking awards. After much analysis, I've concluded that this is a lot of work for nothing..... for Cub Scouts anyway. Likely more useful at the troop level.
blw2 is right.
Ummm.... edited the rest. I think I was grumpy when I wrote it. It hit a button.
Posted 29 September 2014 - 10:12 PM
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Posted 30 September 2014 - 01:42 PM
I get the scout's advancement record for ScoutNet (aka the council resource). I get the training report from either our council custom site or now the new http://my.scouting.org. Service hours are easy to compute as we know who attended through the SOAR attendee list for each event. I just want to minimize the data entry.
Years ago, we used to keep TroopMaster records up to date religiously. We'd print out a stack of paper before each meeting. Now, we can quickly get into the official systems and it is less work in the long run.
I tried to attach images of what BSA and SOAR gives you but I can't. This web site won't allow it.
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