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Cambridge Scout Sites 2017-08-25T20:58:06+00:00

Cambridge Scout Sites is an open and free service.

It’s available to all Scout Groups, Explorer Units, Network Units, Active Support Units
and Cambridge University Scout and Guide Club (CUSAGC) within the Cambridge District, UK.

Cambridge Scout Sites has been designed specially with our Groups & Units in mind. It’s all part of Comm Team’s “Phase 2: Community” road-map goal. Comms Team wants to help ensure every group and unit looks as amazing and professional online; as they are in real life. This will make your group and unit more “find-able”, and in turn, attract more Adult Volunteers and Young People to get involved locally.

From talking to groups around the District, Leaders and Adult Helpers clearly expressed two reasons why they are not comfortable to get online:

1) Skills

Leaders and Adult Volunteers are happy (and willing) to manage an online presence, but feel they do not have the IT skills and technical know-how to be able to do it.

2) Time

Leaders and Adult Helpers have the skills locally to manage a site, but do not have the time to set-up and manage all the technical aspects that would be involved.

Free Hosting

The quality of hosting is always very important, and we give you some of the best around – based in data centres in UK around Europe – ensuring quick and reliable service no matter where your adventure takes you.

As standard we also give you MORE than enough hosting (150mb) to get you online. This is ideal amount of space for a selection of pages show off your amazing adventures to interested parties – which is what most Scout groups and units wanted to achieve.

If you somehow outgrow your free hosting (especially if you are looking at publishing regular blog posts), you can easily upgrade to get even more hosting at £3 per month.

Domain Names

As standard your website will live on a domain name like: http://sites.cambridgescouts.org.uk/42nd. However, you can easily connect your own domain name (for example: www.42ndCambridge.org.uk) to your Cambridge Scout Site, through “Domain Mapping”.

This makes your whole site look sleek and professional – ensuring no one except you will know whether you are using Cambridge Scout Sites or sourcing your own hosting elsewhere.

We do not supply domain names ourselves, however we do recommend purchasing your own from either: Mini Blahs, 123Reg or BLAH.

Open Source & WordPress

We are using WordPress to manage all our websites.
This is a quality and powerful platform that has been tried, tested and trusted by BBC America, James Bond, Microsoft, Disney, Google, NASA, Sweden (the Country’s Official Website), Sony Music, New York Times, The Rolling Stones, Coca-Cola, The Wall Street Journal, Mercedes-Benz, Playstation, Samsung, CNN, MTV websites (just to name a few).

If you already use WordPress, you can simply export/import your material to our servers. Also, it means if you feel you have outgrown our servers later on down the line, you can simply export/import to a new home. You are not locked in.

Online Scout Manager Support

For those who use the powerful tool Online Scout Manager (OSM) to help assist the management of your Group / Section – Cambridge Scout Sites support it as standard.

Meaning, your parents can login to

Clean, Modern Designs

For those who use the powerful tool Online Scout Manager (OSM) to help assist the management of your Group / Section – Cambridge Scout Sites support it as standard.

Meaning, your parents can login to