Getting Organized

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

In broad terms this means:

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

Consider creating a "technology committee" to help manage the implementation.  Invite your most tech savvy members - adults and scouts - to join.


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?

. . . Manage fundraisers and sales of troop merchandise to members?

. . . Track troop inventory and library materials?

. . . Set up users and assign permissions?

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