Have you Been to our Facebook page lately?

The district maintains a Facebook page, in addition to our twitter feed (@lcmtbsa), blog (lcdistrictcommittee.wordpress.com) and website (lcmtbsa.org).  The address of the Facebook page is facebook.com/lcmtbsa.  (We also have a presence on Google+)

“Like” our page to get all sorts of great info about Scouting through Facebook!

New Facebook Page

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The District just revitalized our presence on Facebook with a sparkly-new Facebook Page!  Hopefully this page will turn into a forum for Scouts and Scouters throughout the District.  It will also contain copies of all future posts to our District blog.

Please “like” our Facebook page and be part of the conversation!  The District also has a presence on Twitter (@lcmtbsa) and on Google+.

District Electronic Communications

As we begin to prepare for 2012, I thought that it might be a good idea for all of us to review our District Electronic Communications Strategy.  This was the subject of our July roundtable.

Electronic Communications are more and more the primary way that our Scouts – and prospective Scouts – get information on our activities.  It is incumbent on every unit to think about how they are communicating with your Scouts, Leaders and Parents.  The district feels that this strategy can become an effective way of getting our message out and reaching the youth, Leaders and parents in our programs.

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Can I ‘do Twitter’ without a Smartphone or Computer? YES!

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As you are probably aware, the Lewis and Clark District is posting lots of last minute information about our events to our District Twitter Feed @lcmtbsa.  That is fine and good, but what about all of the District Scouters and Scouts without smartphones or regular computer access?

We’ve got you covered.  Twitter is fully accessible from a standard cell phone.  You can get the District’s Tweets via SMS (regular text messages).  Regular text messaging rates from your cell phone provider apply.  Here’s how:

First, Twitter has a full tutorial on how to create a SMS account after this link.

To make it work, do the following:

  1. Send a text message to 40404 with the word ‘START’
  2. You will get a reply from Twitter (40404).  Reply with the word ‘SIGNUP’
  3. Twitter will ask you for a username.  Reply with a username.
  4. Twitter will ask you to choose a password.  Reply with a password.
  5. Send a reply to Twitter (40404) with the message ‘FOLLOW lcmtbsa’
That’s it!  You will now receive copies of local Scouting tweets on your phone!
Remember, standard text messaging rates apply.