Posted on 19 February 2008 by Dan
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has updated their website with a new look.
The new design is a fresh clean look for the National website that features a new behind the scenes publishing platform. Visitors will see the benefits in enhanced navigation and search, e-mail and subscription services for every page, and a consistent look and feel throughout the site.
The biggest change to Scouting.org will appear in the way that URL’s are handled. For example, the URL for the Boy Scouts program on Scouting.org has previously looked something like “http://www.scouting.org/nav/enter.jsp?s=by” whereas the new URL for the Boy Scouts program will be “http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts.aspx”. This new URL handling system will provide more intuitive URL’s and make it easier for councils and others to provide links back to Scouting.org.
What do you think of the new design?
Posted on 17 January 2008 by Dan
Posted on 25 July 2007 by admin
Posted on 29 June 2007 by admin
By Warren Smith
Alvin Townley was a 20-something rising star in an international consulting firm when he reconnected with a boyhood friend and their conversation turned to their youthful involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. Over a pizza, Townley’s fellow Eagle Scout, now a candidate for a Ph.D. whose politics had turned decidedly liberal, said he planned to return his Eagle award to protest the Scouts’ conservative positions regarding duty to God and homosexuality.
Townley was stunned. Though he remained proud of his accomplishment, he nonetheless started thinking. What does that Eagle award, and Scouting, really mean? Not just to him, but to America.
The fruit of that thinking became Legacy of Honor: The Values and Influence of America’s Eagle Scouts (St. Martin’s Press, 304 pages, 2007). It is an elegant and forceful case for Scouting’s positive and unique role in the shaping of 20th century America.