Views expressed on this site may not necessarily represent those of the Boy Scouts of America. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, nothing here should be interpreted as the final word on official BSA policy.
Parents can visit the US Federal Trade Commission website or call 1-877-FTC-HELP for more information.
While a more thorough policy will be developed by our Troop 794 committee in the coming months, three over-riding commitments are already in place.
We will not post any information which would identify youth under age 13 without the express permission of their parents or guardian. However listing the first name only of Boy Scouts (for example in a Patrol roster) is not considered as violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Because of the widespread practice of automated “web spiders” in harvesting publicly posted email addresses for later use by internet marketers, we will not post email addresses of anyone without their express permission, until we can implement a method of blocking this abuse (such as java script generated email address display, or by switching the @ symbol for the # symbol in the display and having the user replace it before use.)
We will never sell or share personal information on any of our youth or adult members to third parties outside of the Boy Scouts of America without first obtaining their express permission.
Do be aware that a number of the helpful links available on our website are hosted and maintained by either official BSA sites or by friends of scouting, over which we have no control. All of Troop 794’s website can be identified by noting the URL address at the top of your browser screen which will always contain “bsatroop794.org/”. If you note anything objectionable on a linked site, please let the Troop leadership know so we can take necessary action.
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