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Quality Web Site Designation

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After much reflection, consideration, and thinking, the District has decided to implement a quality web site designation program for Scout Units within Scatacook District, in an effort to help set a standard for high quality Unit web sites throughout Scatacook District.

Winning the designation is pretty simple, and is based on the premise that a Scout and a Scouter are Trustworthy: a Unit may win this award by self-certifying that the Unit web site meets the criteria outlined below. The request for designation and certification e-mail must come from either the Unit Leader or Unit Committee Chair.

So, what are the criteria?

Well, I'm glad you asked.

1.    Read and agree to abide by the Council's Guidelines for Unit Web Sites. The only exception to these Guidelines relates to pop-up ads - if a Unit's "free" web hosting service includes pop-up ads as part of the web hosting agreement, then the pop-up ad is permitted.

2.    Read and agree to abide by the District's Guidelines for Unit Web Sites. Specifically, this includes that a Unit will NOT publish on its web site any information on scouts (under age 18) that could lead to their identification, including last names, phone numbers, addresses, or e-mail addresses. If you publish any photos of your scouts on your web site, the photos cannot identify scouts by name.

3.    If you collect ANY information from your scouts through your web site, you must comply with United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). If you collect any information from any visitor to your web site, you must disclose your privacy policy. Please review this link for more guidance in this area.

4.    Ensure that all pictures and personal references to adult leaders (names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc) have each leader's approval.

5.    An adult leader MUST always be involved in the creation and management of the Unit web site. While it is fine for the Unit web site to be a "boy run" operation, a web site has serious implications for the Unit and the Chartering Organization and requires oversight. If youth members are creating web pages or posting photos or even calendar entries, please make sure that all pages are reviewed by an adult leader before they are posted.

6.    It is strongly recommended that a Unit not create chat rooms or mechanisms that would allow uncontrolled posting to your site. These are high-risk.

7.    Please include at least two (2) links on your web site:

Connecticut Yankee Council

Scatacook District

So, what's the process? How do I get designated?

1.    Review the criteria above.

2.    The Unit Leader or Unit Committee Chair should send the Scatacook District Webmaster an e-mail, certifying that the Unit web site is currently in compliance with the criteria, and that the Unit agrees to remain in compliance.

3.    The Scatacook District Webmaster will make a quick, quick visit to the Unit web site, just to double check on things.

4.    The Scatacook District Webmaster will send an e-mail to the unit, with a copy of the certification graphic (in JPG format) attached to the e-mail. You can download the graphic on this page, but first save it to your hard disk before posting to your web site. Otherwise, you'll be linked to the actual graphic on this page, and you'll be "stealing" our bandwidth. And the link will break after a few weeks, as we change the graphic's name periodically.

5.    Please post the graphic on your web site, with a link back to this page:

http://www.scatacook.org/Webmaster/QualityWebSiteDesignation.htm

6.    One certification is good for 2003 and 2004, another for 2005 and 2006, etc.

Questions or comments, e-mail the Scatacook District Webmaster.

Recipients
2013-2014 Designations
Pack 142 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 07/01/2013
2011-2012 Designations
Troop 33 Danbury Link to Unit Web Site 05/05/2012
Troop 54 Bethel Link to Unit Web Site 04/20/2012
Troop 71 Bethel Link to Unit Web Site 02/09/2012
Pack 142 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 05/21/2011
Troop 76 Ridgefield Link to Unit Web Site 05/21/2011
Pack 270 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 02/03/2011
2009-2010 Designations
Troop 71 Bethel Link to Unit Web Site 07/17/2010
Troop 76 Ridgefield Link to Unit Web Site 01/25/2010
Pack 270 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 05/29/2009
Pack 137 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 01/28/2009
2007-2008 Designations
Pack 33 Danbury 06/29/2008
Pack 70 Newtown 05/06/2008
Troop 770 Newtown 05/02/2008
Troop 137 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 02/11/2008
Pack 88 Nazareth, PA Link to Unit Web Site 01/30/2008
Pack 570 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 01/26/2008
Pack 44 Danbury Link to Unit Web Site 01/11/2008
Troop 42 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 11/30/2007
Troop 76 Ridgefield Link to Unit Web Site 11/17/2007
Pack 270 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 04/19/2007
Pack 142 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 04/15/2007
Pack 170 Sandy Hook 01/23/2007
2005-2006 Designations
Pack 142 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 11/07/2004
Pack 44 Danbury Link to Unit Web Site 11/07/2004
Troop 76 Ridgefield Link to Unit Web Site 12/08/2004
Pack 570 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 12/18/2004
Pack 270 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 01/23/2005
Troop 137 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 03/13/2005
Troop 270 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 09/09/2005
Pack 170 Sandy Hook 11/13/2005
Troop 431 Ridgefield 12/12/2005
Pack 124 Ridgefield Web Site 01/30/2006
Pack 54 Bethel Web Site 07/24/2006
2003-2004 Designations
Pack 44 Danbury Link to Unit Web Site 10/09/2003
Pack 22 Danbury Link to Unit Web Site 10/09/2003
Pack 118 Redding Link to Unit Web Site 11/22/2003
Troop 15 Redding Link to Unit Web Site 11/22/2003
Troop 40 Georgetown Link to Unit Web Site 11/22/2003
Pack 142 New Fairfield Link to Unit Web Site 02/10/2004
Pack 570 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 02/28/2004
Troop 270 Newtown Link to Unit Web Site 03/02/2004
Troop 76 Ridgefield Link to Unit Web Site 05/08/2004
Pack 44 Danbury Link to Unit Web Site 08/24/2004

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