Troop 629 email Policy
Email is a powerful
communication tool and an essential means of keeping Troop members and
parents informed of ongoing activities. However, as with any tool,
discretion needs to be applied to ensure optimal and safe use.
Troop Newsletter Correspondence should
only be originated by the Communications Chairperson responsible for
publication and distribution of the Newsletter.
Emails directed to the entire Troop
membership should conceal the email addresses of the recipients.
Recipients to broadly distributed emails
should use discretion to determine whether or not selecting “reply
all” when replying to an email is appropriate.
Senders and recipients of email should
take care to ensure that file attachments are free of viruses or
other harmful programs.
Senders should ensure that the content
of any email correspondence is consistent with the ideals of
Scouting (Trustworthy, friendly, courteous…etc.)
Troop 629 Web Policy
The purpose of the Troop 629
web site is (a) to promote the exchange of information among the Scouts
and Scouters of the Troop, (b) to market Scouting to the local
community, and (c) to enhance the Troop’s mission to the community by
promoting the program, aims and methods of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Troop 629 web site
supplements existing forms of communication in conducting the Scouting
program. It is recognized that all Scouters do not have access to the
Internet and/or e-mail. These technologies are not required to obtain
required information, but may aid in the timely exchange of information.
Oversight: The Troop 629
Committee ("the Committee") will govern the content of the Troop 629 web
site. The official Troop 629 site has been developed and is being
maintained and edited by the Troop 629 Webmaster. The Webmaster provides
input and oversight for all content of the web site. All comments and
suggestions regarding this web site should be directed to the Webmaster.
All files are maintained on a single server.
The Troop 629 website
contains links to external Scouting-related web sites. Neither Troop
629, its chartering organization and the Webmaster shall not be held
liable for the contents of this or any other web site.
Content: All documents,
illustrations, photographs and linked material must conform to the
principles, policies and traditions of the Boy Scouts of America and
Troop 629’s chartered partner. All Troop 629 web pages must clearly
identify the unit that it represents and a contact person with e-mail
address for comments.
Adult Leadership: An adult
who is currently registered with the unit must serve as an advisor for
the Web Site, and all material must be approved by the advisor prior to
placing it on a Web Page.
Links: The committee will
review and approve links to other reputable sites promoting Scouting and
related activities. These links will be periodically reviewed and
Names: The use of
individual's names on the Troop web site will be limited to the
-Youth: First name and
last initial only. No addresses, phone numbers or email addresses.
Parents/guardians will be advised of this policy at time of registration
to allow them to opt out or restrict name use. Additionally, any
references can be deleted from our web site at any time upon their
notification to the webmaster, Committee Chair or Scoutmaster.
Photographs: Pictures of
youth may appear on the web as long as no name or other personal
information is associated with the picture.
Use of Electronic Devices: Electronic devices may be used during free time, sleeping time and travel time.
Questions regarding this web
policy should be directed to the Scoutmaster of Troop 629.