Our Troop calendar is a standard Gmail Calendar and allows most several options for connecting directly to it for tracking activities and overlapping it with their personal or work calendars. Obviously this comes in handy for us parents as much as the scouts. Here are some ways to stay connected.
Via your Iphone: The IPhone allows you to add additional calendars to view on the phone. Basically the phone takes the Pack calendar and displays it two ways on your IPhone. Either by just viewing the Pack calendar or by viewing the Pack calendar over your personal calendar on your phone. You can change the way the calendar is viewed at anytime very easily. This DOES NOT modify your calendars on the phone in any way. To add the Troop calendar to your IPhone follow the steps below.
1. On your IPhone go into the Settings button. Then select “Add account.” 2. You will be given a list of different types of accounts you can add, such as Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, etc. At the bottom select “Other.” The next menu will have sections titled Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. In the calendar section select “Add Subscribed Calendars.” The next screen you see will have a prompt “Server” and in light grey you’ll see “myserver.com/ical.ics.” 3. In the prompt copy the following text EXACTLY as it’s shown.
For the Troop 54 Calendar use:
4. Select next and follow the prompts. Your phone will search the web and connect to the calendar. And you’re done!