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Creating a Website for your Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or Girl Scout Troop

Updated on November 18, 2017

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As a Scout leader, one of the things we want to do is communicate to our Pack or Troop consistently and without much effort. Email has become the great communication method, and more recently the growth of websites has become more popular.

The problem is, as scout leaders, we don't have a lot of money to spend on a website, as we would rather spend it on the kids, and keeping a website up is not something easily done.

As cub scout, boy scout, and girl scout leaders we want the website to be secure, create a calendar, display pictures of past events, act as a repository of information, and be easy to use.

Below you will find some options to create websites, some free, some not free. Some easy to use, some you'll need to work at. But keeping the communication lines open with your Cub Scout Pack, Girl Scout Troop, or Boy Scout Troop keeps the scouts moving forward.


The Best Place to Land Your Scout's Website

In 2010, our Cub Scout Pack decided it needed to get with it and create a website where we could put up pictures, keep a calendar, and dimeminate information. By mear luck, we landed on Scoutlander when I saw a couple of sites linking to my Cub Scout Skits page here on Squidoo.

Scoutlander as of August 2010 is FREE to use and offers everything we wanted. A public place where we could advertise our Cub Scout Pack, and a private section to keep pack information. Scoutlander provides a calendar and automatic emails 48 hours a head of an event. We can make pages about hiking, the pinewood derby, crossover, and popcorn sales. We can post pictures and send emails. For a free system it offers a lot of useful tools. The pages are freeform, offering a lot of flexibility and are very intuitive to use if your use to Microsoft Word. One downside of Scoutlander is that there is only one template.

You can even create a website url. To see more, check out our Cub Scout Pack 110 in Naperville website.

Yahoo! Groups or Google Sites

A couple more places to put up a FREE Girl Scout or Boy Scout Troop Website is Yahoo! Groups or Google Sites.

Both are very similar in that they offer public and private sections of the website controlled by the web administrator. They offer page creation, calendar functions, and email capabilities. The downside of these is they are free form and don't offer too many templates to get started. Your users will need to be somewhat website literate to create and edit pages.

You can visit the Cupertino's Cub Scout Pack 415 Yahoo! Group or Girl Scout Troop 648 on Google Sites

Wordpress Template for Scout Website

Wordpress is an easy to use site that allows a lot of flexibility to create a blog and static web pages. At allows you to start with a free site and then move to an inexpensive monthly package. Once you have decided to use Wordpress for your scout website, you'll want to load a free template. There are a few good looking templates out there:

  • - Contains a free wordpress template and also an html version

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      cselfsullivan 4 years ago

      @cselfsullivan: I must amend my previous comment. A tech replied to my email this morning with his phone number. He resolved my problems in 5 minutes! Says they have been having a few problems with email and apologized for causing me any frustration.

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      cselfsullivan 4 years ago

      I love the idea of, but there appears to no longer be any technical support. I created a webpage for our organizing committee before we had a Ship number about a month ago. Then I could not change TBD (to be determined) to our actual number. So, I created a new website. But, the site froze during the process and when I logged back in the website had been created as a Cub Scout site instead of a Sea Scout site. When I tried a third time, I got the message that the unit number had been used. So, apparently you cannot create multiple sites for the same unit number for different units (Sea Scouts, Venture Crew, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts). Once the number is used it is no longer available to other units that share the number! I'm now waiting for the 30 day trail to expire so I can try again. I am most disappointed that I have used the Contact link 3 times in 3 weeks with no response at all!

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      cselfsullivan 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I have tried to contact Scoutlander 3 times in 3 weeks with no response. I cannot find a way to modify or delete the websites. Were you able to do that?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice article, we started with Scoutlander but as the last commenter noted, support was lacking. It is also very slow and the calendar frequently times out. There's no way to export the calendar to an iCal feed, and there's no support for sending notifications via text (which most scouts use as few ever read email). We recently switched to TroopWebHost and have been pleased, it's not as modern/fancy of user interface, but it does so much more than scoutlander, it also allowed us to replace Troop Master for advancements, it can track supplies, forms, drivers, and a whole lot more. Cost is about $100 a year.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Some good information here.

      I would caution about the information for the Scoutlander site which is a little dated.

      We have used Scoutlander for several years and is still free, but they are now asking for a donation to continue using it (which is really fair to those that manage the site). But once you start to donate, then there is an expectation of problem resolution that hasn't caught up yet.

      There are several aspects to consider about Scoutlander: 1) the email notification function is a little laborious and the document engine is cumbersome to use (it is not wysiwyg), 2) the calendar function, while workable, does not interface with other calendars (google, etc.) and is really time consuming to load information since it reset after each save to the beginning, 3) although the Scout and Adult database areas work - if after loading a user, setting the access level and sending the invitation they don't respond in 5-days the data goes away, or even worse, if the user had previously held a previous Scoutlander account, after the invitation is sent you cannot see the data in the file until they respond - if they don't respond all the data is dumped - a total waste of you time, and there is not a good way to load a number of records at once (i.e., upload a .csv por .xlsx files), and, 4) most importantly - the problem of requiring a different email address for each individual user to be able to have access to the site - on Scoutlander to have access and an account a unique email address must be entered for each person. This means that a Cub or Scout has to have their own email address, separate from the parents to have access to their website. The work around is enter the cub or scout with no access and then they enter using the parents access which defeats the purpose of having various levels of access.

      It is an OK site, and we have used it successfully for several years - but as your Troop or Pack grows, or if you have a lot of "churn" in members, it may become really hard and frustrating to manage.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 5 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I don't have a Scout website, but I think it is a great idea.

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      Ann Scaling Tucker 5 years ago from Enid, OK

      This is a neat lens. I have added it to my lens, A Scouting Event, in the Featured Lens section.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A great Pack Website promotes teamwork and collaboration among the leaders. Everything filters down from there. The best way to do that is to use Google Sites and integrate all the amazing tools Google offers for free.

      If you are starting a Pack Website copy and paste this link into your browser...

      It is the best Pack Website on the internet. Bar none.

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      Jethro 6 years ago from Philippines

      I never thought of creating a scout website before when I was a cab scout. Anyway, this lens will help those who need to disseminate info about their scout. Thanks for sharing these great resources. :)

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      This is a great idea.

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      Great resources for scouts. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I wish I'd known about Scoutlander before I started our Pack blog. However, so far, I do love Blogger. Here's our Pack blog if you'd like to visit us!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: They are now charging. I know this because my cub scout is using there sight since last year and they have been sending us notifications about the change. Right now it is on an honesty basis and what you think it is worth, however, the writing is on the wall for this site to be charge like all the others.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      We have created our Pack website on google sites and it works out great with calendar, photos(picasa) and forms (google docs). We have even created a leaders only section where we can keep our rosters etc.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Just wanted to let you know the Terapad Scout Websites is only free for 30 days, after that there is a fee. They have different levels for the fee, from $5/mo and above. It isn't that expensive but thought people might want to know.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: The parent company Rightminds Inc. closed there doors in May of 2010 apparently without any warning to it's customers.

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      tutor1235 lm 6 years ago

      You've got some cool resources here...I know more and more troops/groups are adding an online component. Thanks for sharing! And if you're interested, check out my newest lens:

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Have a scoutlander account. The only thing I have found is if you want to change administrators, they will not answer. Have tried twice to mail them and have not gotten a response yet.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Give a try. $6.99/mo, and your cub scout pack website almost builds itself. Very customizable with free-form pages.

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      LakeMom 7 years ago

      Great info! Will be heading out to check some of them out! Also adding your page to my Girl Scout Headquarters lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Another great solution is at They've been around for a long time and are a true hosting company with excellent support. It's $9.95 a month so it's not free, but having support is worth it to our group especially when we change leaders.

      Here's the url to their scout solution:

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Unfortunately, I chose PacksOnline for our pack. I've had several problems. In one case, another pack's events were showing up on our pack site. I wrote to the company (RightMinds) but no one ever responded. More recently, their site has been down (completely inaccessible) for days and no one at RightMinds seems to care -- they never respond to e-mails. It's as if your pack's $150, the kids and their parents really don't matter to them. So, my advice right now is to avoid PacksOnline until they can show that they know how to keep a website running reliably and respond to their customers.


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