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Des Plaines Valley Boy Scouts launch new website

<p>Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Sun-Times Media file photo

The Des Plaines Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America has debuted a brand new website that has several new features. Read the release:

Des Plaines Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, has launched a new web site to provide area youth and families extensive information on Scouting programs and opportunities, as well as easy access to training and other administrative information. The new site is a colorful and highly interactive portal providing expanded access to Scouting for both prospective youth and existing Scouts and families. It offers information on Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Exploring, and Learning for Life activities and programs.

Information is also provided on Council Scout camps in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as a variety of national programs and facilities. For the first time, families and supporters in the community will be able to make donations and other contributions on-line. The ability to register and pay for events and activities is in development and should be available later this year.

“Our new web site is just the first step in our efforts to improve our communications, outreach, and marketing to area youth, families, and the communities we serve,” said Council Interim Scout Executive Matthew Thornton. “We also plan to make more effective use of our electronic newsletter and involvement with social media,” he said. “Scouting has real opportunities to address the challenges our families and youth face in today’s world,” said George Krempel, President of the Des Plaines Valley Council.

“This new web site, and our planned social media activities, will help us respond to those challenges, and to offer information about Scouting in ways that respond to the demands of our times.” “I’m convinced that we have a great program in Scouting, that can help our youth succeed and support the communities that Scouting serves by helping to develop productive citizens,” Krempel said. “This has been true for more than a century, and I’m convinced, that it will continue into the future.”

The Council’s former web site will remain active and available through a transition period through May 16. The address for that site is www.bsa-dpvc.org To explore the new web site, please visit: www.boyscoutsdpvc.org. Also visit the new web site to sign up to receive Cybernews, the Council’s electronic newsletter, and other Scouting information.

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