On 14 Jun 2006 at 8:04, Steven H. McCown wrote: > Justin Findlay asked "Why should any of this be bigger than troop > level?"
Because some areas run their scouting program on a wider scale. Our stake averages only about three youth per age group per ward. While each ward registers its own units, most of the program planning, camps, campouts, meetings, advancement, etc. happen on a stake wide basis. Functionally, each ward has a patrol and the stake has a troop. This means that there are at least two sets of leadrs that need to access, update, and track the information. > Most that I see using the computer write things down on paper > and then transfer them to the computer. It's still a second > step that most don't get around to taking. Any current or > former Ward Clerks out there will know what I mean. I am now a stake clerk after twelve years of being a ward clerk (two wards four bishops), I for one, prefer to do everything on the computer FIRST. I do virtually everything on my laptop which has WiFi access to the internet from the stake offices (and previously the ward offices) thanks to generous neighbors. It makes life so much easier that it is hard to imagine unless you have experienced it first hand. I no longer find myself telling priesthood leaders "I'll have to look that up" since I can look up most things they need immediately using the ward and stake websites, the online church directory, and the online missionary recommendation system. If we go with nothing more than a central repository that leaders can check out the database, there is no reason to do more than use TroopMaster since it already has this feature. General good security practices will suffice for web based access since if done right, there will be very more information available than is available on the ward and stake web sites and access to that information can be readily restricted to hose that need access. --Richard _______________________________________________ Ldsoss mailing list Ldsoss@lists.ldsoss.org http://lists.ldsoss.org/mailman/listinfo/ldsoss