How about a website? I told you a couple of posts ago that I attended a meeting in August and learned lots of cool new tips/tricks (see post on the Safety Activity Checkpoints App!). One of the other tips someone shared was a troop website.
There are lots of places on the Internet to create free websites. Some of them maybe secured/private, others are not. You can pay for the privacy for some websites. The one I learned about is through Shutterfly.
You may have heard or used Shutterfly in the past. It is a photo website. You can upload your digital photos and have them printed and sent to you for a low-cost. I have an account and I loved using them to process my digital photos.
Then I heard about their free website sharing! I think I am in heaven! They create different pages for your website – calendar, message board, sign-up (think cookie booths!) and photo/video sharing! This was the one that got me hooked! AND its private!
Last year our troop went to Savannah – birthplace of Girl Scouting! Every parent that attended the trip took photos or videos. Unfortunately I still haven’t seen most of the photos! As with most digital photos, people don’t print their photos. I took probably over 200 photos. I’m not going to e-mail (or print) all of those to my parents. I’m also not going to upload all of those to Facebook. But on this Shutterfly site, we can all upload our photos to the website and we can see everyone’s photos!
The site will also send out e-mail reminders to the parents when you have updated the site.
OR…the girls can update/create the site! The Senior level has a Website Designer badge. The girls could help create and set up their troop website or help a Daisy or Brownie troop set up their website (and earn a badge!)!
I see a lot of potential with this site. Let me know in your comments if there is a website that you use for your troop.
I am not receiving any money from Shutterfly for talking about their website. I just happen to like it!
Yours in Scouting,