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Council websites using ScoutTools technologies and web services have won multiple BSA National President's Awards For Marketing Excellence

 

ScoutTools Features

Features Include...

  • Turn-Key package including website design, hosting and ScoutTools web applications
    • Professionally designed website look and structure - promote your Council's marketing identity and unique individual "look and feel"
    • Your site's design can accomodate virtually any style and structure.
    • Each individual Council site is an independent and separate website. You are not sharing common databases or pages with other councils. All content and pages are under your council's URL.
    • Websites are hosted on secure, dedicated servers fined tuned for optimum end-user response and hosted in a datacenter with backup power.
    • Content and data of all websites are backed up nightly.
  • Content management system that puts content control completely in the hands of the local council.
    • Content editing direct from your browser – no additional software needed.
    • Flexible directory/folder structure and management tools to maintain the structure and look of your website.
    • User management to control access and provide an approval pipeline for content. Delegate content editing a little or a lot - You control who has access to what.
    • Full access to “Common Content” provided on ScoutTools servers. Includes Scouting program information, Forms Library, Graphics Library.
  • Calendaring and event promotion and management including online registration and payment.
    • Full featured event calendaring stores events and related event information.
    • Calendars can be filtered for various sub-groupings of activities.
    • Tools for providing event promotion based on individual user profiles.
    • Online event registration and payment processing for user convenience. Reduces staff time and involvement for handling event registrations.
    • Multiple payment levels and timeframes are supported to allow you flexibility in defining registration parameters.
    • Registration tracking tools allow staff to monitor attendance levels track participation.
  • Extensive unit information aiding recruitment and helping keep leaders, parents, and Scouts informed.
    • Unit information is maintained in ScoutTools database - Includes charter partners, leader and commissioner contact information, unit meeting times and locations and other information that promotes communication with units.
    • Search tools allow Scouts, parents or volunteers search for units in their city or geographic area.
  • Tools for managaing Council and District program deployment.
    • District information including new and events and committee structures and membership.
    • Commissioner management including rosters and commissioner-to-unit assigments
    • Soon to include – Awards (all levels),  Merit Badge Counselors, Eagle Scouts, other data
    • User management features also control who has access to update each
      type of data.
  • Point of sale "Shopping Cart" system for event registration and sale of Council items.
    • Online Payment Processing - Event registrations, Donations, other types of direct payments.
    • Ability to sell council merchandise both direct from a Council Scout Shop or as an add-on to events – (example – register for an event and buy an extra t-shirt).
  • MyCouncil® user membership which allows members to track registrations and purchases and allows staff to target communicate with membership base.
    • Subscription email lists and electronic newsletters
    • User Profiles allow segmented marketing capabilities to feed targeted information to subscribers.
    • Personal preferences to collect and store council related information in
      one place.

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

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