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Scouters Are Wonderful People

I can’t think of a better way to end one year and start the New Year than to say thanks to all of the wonderful Scouters that have been supportive of our move to a new format and our efforts to try new things!  You really have proven once again that Scouters are different – that Scouters are a positive force for change and the kind of people that you can count on when you have a challenge. 

When I decided to move the NetCommish suite of web sites to WordPress, I did so with some trepidation.  There were some nagging doubts about whether I could make everything work, how well people would receive the changes to the site, and whether making the sites more accessible to social media was a good idea. 

With no really good grounding in what Twitter was or how it worked, I signed up and got started trying to find Scouters on Twitter and to share information.  The response back from people and the supportive Tweets from @ScouterAdam, @bobwhiteblather, @okscouter, @TimGiorgi, and many others were encouraging.   I learned quickly that I even had a Klout Score thanks to @Hoosi3r  – wow.  And thanks to you guys, the score has been rising.  Wow again!

And when I was flummoxed on who to set up email subscriptions in WordPress, Ron Blaisdell came to the rescue with kind advice on how to make it work.  Thanks Ron – got that squared away with your help.

All of this shouldn’t be any surprise though.  I got my start with the Internet thanks to two local Scouters that came over to the house back in 1992 and helped me install a modem to start seeing email from Scouts-L.  They were back again many times to help me build a computer, learn how to do web sites with HotDog, and recover after the first of many computer crashes.  Along the way hundreds of other Scouters have given helpful suggestions, provided content, shared and made it possible to bring you this web site.  Thanks to each and every one of you for making this site possible and for your support.





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Michael F. Bowman is Vice President for Services and Board Member, U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. He has served as the primary webmaster for the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. since 1997 and has operated the NetCommish web site since 1994. More information about The NetCommish
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