Creating a Web Site (Public and Private)

How to Get There

You can edit your web pages from the Share badge and you can get there in a couple of different ways.

Your public pages are visible to anyone over the internet, so you want to be careful to only post pictures and information that are appropriate for public consumption. 

Set the Subdomain for Your Public Site

You can define a custom location for your public web site, such as http://troop-123.trooptrack.com. Doing so will make it easier for your troop or pack members to remember where the public site is, and non-members will be able to find it to learn more about your scouting program.

A "subdomain" is a web site that is part of another web site. Take http://troop-123.trooptrack.com for example. The subdomain in this case is troop-123. You can choose anything you want for your subdomain, as long as it follows these simple rules:

  1. It cannot contain any spaces, commas, exclamation points or other characters that are not letters, dashes, or underscores.
  2. It has to be unique - if your pack number is 555 and someone else has already snagged pack555.trooptrack.com, then you'll have to try something else, like pack-555.trooptrack.com.

To set your subdomain, go to Manage -> Troop Settings and enter your subdomain as shown below.

What about Private Pages?

You don't have to do anything special to set up private pages. They are only visible to logged in members of your scouting unit by visiting the Share badge.

Editing a Web Page

When you visit one of your web pages, whether they are public or private, you will see a screen like this:

You can add a new page by clicking "Add Child Page", or you can edit this page by clicking "Edit". Either way, the form for editing a web page looks like this:

Set the title of your page, edit its contents and format it using the formatting tools, and save it. Ta-day! You have created a web page.