Webmaster - Thank you!

As elections are only a day away, I want to personally thank our current Webmaster for the fine job he has done.

He took the position full of energy and enthusiasm and he diligently applied himself to the task at hand.  With little training, he was able to master the Troop's site and continually updated it with the latest outings, parent meetings, and other useful news.  I hope he was able to learn the skills so he can continue to develop his interest in this area.

 Great Job!

 

Meeting of July 23

On July 23 it was the last meeting for the Palisades group.  They leave for their fun adventure this coming Saturday, July 28.  During the meeting, the rest of the scouts did an activity involving ropes. On Tuesday July 24 the Mount Whitney High adventure group leaves for their high adventure trip. Both groups are scheduled to return on the following Saturday August 4.  May God keep the scouts and their leaders safe.

Whittier-area Boy Scouts Attending Centennial Jamboree

Whittier-area Boy Scouts attending centennial jamboree

By Sandra T. Molina Staff Writer Posted: 07/26/2010 01:43:51 PM PDT

WHITTIER - About 80 Whittier-area Boys Scouts are participating this week and next in the Scouts' 100th Anniversary Jamboree.

They are part of more than 38,000 Boy Scouts and 3,700 adult leaders camping at Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline County, Va.

They will spend 10 days participating in activities ranging from archery to rappelling.

A major highlight of this year's jamboree is the giant 100th Anniversary Arena Show on Saturday, celebrating the Boy Scouts of America's centennial since its founding in 1910.

"It's a great experience for these young men," said Scout Master Ricky Gennawey, 58, of Whittier, as they prepared to leave Thursday. "Hopefully they'll learn self-responsibility."

He said the troops spent the past two years conducting fundraisers to cover the cost of the trip, which also includes stops in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

These stops will include historical sights at each city.

"I'm looking forward to seeing all the historical sights, especially the Lincoln Memorial," said David Corona, 12, of Montebello.

"It's such a great opportunity for him," said his mom, Janice Corona.

She said Scouting, as a whole, has already given her son great opportunities.

"I've seen him become more confident and grow up to be more responsible," Janice Corona said.

"It's a trip of a lifetime," said Ann Marie Huerta, mom of Erik Huerta, 12, of Whittier.

Her son, who been began as a Cub Scout at age 7, was looking forward to the trip. "I'm really excited about it," Erik Huerta said.

An experienced Scout, Adam Clausen, 17, of Whittier, knows what will be in store for the first-timers.

"There's a taste of everything from hiking to archery to a whole lot of other activities to do at the Jamboree," he said.

Clausen, who went to a Jamboree five years ago, advised those Scouts new to the experience to enjoy it.

"I hope they do as much as they can," he said. "It's an adventure."

sandra.molina@sgvn.com 562-698-0955, ext. 3029

Source: Whittier-area Boy Scouts attending centennial jamboree - Whittier Daily News

Safe-Web Tips for our site

To help scouts and parents better understand the many features and safety options available in this website we have drafted the followings safe-web tips.

Safe-Web Tips

The guidelines below will be permanently
placed under the "Safe-Web Tips" tab above

I. FEATURES AND SAFETY PRACTICES

Kids safe – there are many features in the website to protect your privacy.  Learn how to use them; they are there to help you share with other troop members in a safe and private environment.

  • ALL pages, posts, comments can be password protected – you have the option and control to share files, pictures, and posts.  By following the Safe Tips listed below and by knowing how to use the many safety features available in the site, you will be able to get minimize of sharing unwanted information to the general public.
  • Know that you may post and upload content, including pictures, videos, forms, etc.  Site is regularly monitored for “unsafe” posts, videos, pictures, and links.
  • Administrators receive email notification on new users; only authorized individuals are allowed to register.
  • The website is flexible, unwanted content, pages, pictures, and style can be quickly updated and /or removed.
  • ALL Blogs are blocked from search engines.
  • The website has a protected copy feature that prevents right-click-save of pictures.  You can further secure pictures and copy by password-securing them.

II. ASSIGNMENTS TO ADMINISTER SITE:

The site has the following administrative levels; please familiarize yourself with them and what features and access you may have:

a. Administrators: Edit, read, delete access to all pages, and content

  • JGarcia
  • GBorn
  • LWold
  • AGarcia
  • MAceves
  • KBinnings

b. Editors: Edit, read, delete, add; mostly content – does not have access to the entire site

  • As assigned by LWold (Scoutmaster)

c. Authors: Add, read, comment, and upload files.

  • All parents and scouts

d. Contributors: Add and delete only

  • Non-troop individuals

e. Subscriber: Read only

  • Default registration; once approved, they will be give Author status.

III. When posting, please keep in mind the following “safe posting tips”

  • Keep your information to yourself. Don’t post your full name, Social Security number, address, phone number, or bank and credit card account numbers — and don’t post other people’s information, either. Be cautious about posting information that could be used to identify you or locate you offline. This could include the name of your school, sports team, clubs, and where you work or hang out.
  • Your screen name should not say too much about you. Don’t use your name, your age, or your hometown. Even if you think your screen name makes you anonymous, it doesn’t take a genius to combine clues to figure out who you are and where you can be found.
  • Post only information that you are comfortable with others seeing — and knowing — about you.
  • Negative or malicious posts should never be posted; if in doubt do not post. For scouts if in doubt, ask your parents and discuss the nature of your comments.
  • If you need to share files, be sure those files do not contain personal information, including full names, phone numbers, addresses, etc.  If needed, you can share permission slips behind password-protected posts.