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See the Future Of Scouting.org


If you’ve heard rumors about big changes coming to the BSA’s primary Web site, here are two things you should know: Look for the new scouting.org this spring, and its new slogan could be “Keeping It Simple.” Chief Information Officer Ron Tozzie reports that designers are focusing on giving newcomers to Scouting straightforward, clear-cut information that answers a couple of basic questions: What’s Scouting about? How does my child join? Tozzie says the current site offers an abundance of information aimed at different audiences (current Scouters, BSA employees) that often prevents new users from quickly finding what they need. “We’re doing a big cleanout,” Tozzie says.


“Compare it to apple.com. Apple has two pur- poses, to sell the Apple value system and sell Apple products. Similarly, we have two things to sell: the Scout value system, which comes with a rich history, and that we want you to join.” On the new site, you’ll experience quick, intuitive


navigation through color-coded zones (gold for Cub Scouts, red for Boy Scouts, etc.). Eventually, you’ll be able to explore Scouting and Venturing through videos and location-aware technology that delivers content relevant to the local Scouting experiences available to each unique visitor. If you live in New England, you’ll get a quick tour of a winter camp in Massachusetts. If you’re in Arizona, you’ll be served drier and sunnier content. Many of the resources now on scouting.org for leaders will migrate to myscout ing.org, which will require a free, one-time sign-up for all Scouters who visit.


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FIT TIP Never Miss a Workout Again


On Sunday evenings, block out on your calendar 30 minutes of physical activity at least five times during the coming week. Schedule it into your Outlook or phone’s calendar app as if it was an impor- tant business meeting, and you’ll be less likely to skip it. Another tip: Sign up for a 5K race and tell your friends and family about your plans. The accountability will keep your training on course. —Jeff Csatari


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