Troop Management Software and Web Hosting for Scouts BSA User Guide

Before you jump into building your new website, take some time to get organized.

In broad terms this means:

  • Establish your goals
  • Assign tasks to other leaders
  • Pull together the needed information

At your next troop committee meeting, discuss how you plan to use your website.

  • What should your Home Page say about your troop to the general public?
  • Will you post photos and/or videos of troop events on your website?
  • Do you want to track rank advancement and merit badges?
  • Does your treasurer want to use the troop accounting capabilities?

Once you agree on your goals, it's time to assign responsibilities. Who is going to...

. . . Edit the Home Page and About Our Troop page?

. . . Enter upcoming events into the troop calendar?

. . . Upload photos and videos from recent events?

. . . Load the troop roster and keep it up to date?

. . . Record requirements earned toward merit badges and rank advancement?

. . . Maintain troop accounts and enter monetary transactions?

. . . Set up users and assign permissions?

Now you're ready to prepare a checklist of tasks to bring your website up to speed.