Boy Scout Troop #212
920 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Louisville KY 40243
(I-64 @ the Blankenbaker Exit)
Our BSA District: Cherokee District of the Lincoln Heritage Council.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27: 17 NIV
Exciting News ... On August 2009
this original site of Troop 212 became the "former website of Troop 212".
which has all of the latest information and enhancements
A "look-back" at this original T-212 website (for those of you who enjoy troop history) by former Committe member & webmaster, Marilyn (Fielden) Horton (aka as mom to Eric (HS senior 2005) & wife / widow of former ASM, Fred Horton)
On July 2003, I launched this site for T-212. In 2003, troop websites were just beginning to become popular, and for us - being such a large troop, a website became a true blessing. The Troop committee voted at the start-up, that this primary site would be designed and managed by the Committee secretary (me) with the open invitation for any scout in the troop to add to the site by designing their own WebPages that could be hosted by this main site. Over the years, several boys used this site to host pages - usually pages about their own patrols.
Since 2003, many hours have been devoted to keeping this site current and fresh. A lot of hours granted, BUT, not as many hours as it took back then being the troop committee secretary w/o the Internet as a resource.
From the Troops beginning in 1993 to July 2003, the troop membership roster, calendar and newsletter were all either composed as hard copies & mailed, or troop information had to be delivered by a telephone tree, or sent by the "new e-mail" that families were just beginning to learn how to use in 2003. Hard copies of anything were usually out-of-date shortly after printing.
What a relief in 2003 when we finally got a website that delivered current & updated news to the Troop. Now, the Scoutmaster could post and revise his calendar as needed on-line. (At the beginning, we still had to keep a list of families who did not have Internet service, so when something important was posted on-line, an assigned scout from each patrol could "get the word out" to those families in his patrol).
In 2003, with approximately 145 scouts & leaders it truly was truly a blessing to finally have an improved form of communication. Now, since 2009, with the new enhanced website, the internet is still making sure that our Troop runs efficiently.
What about the original Yahoo communication site?