This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org, Soaring Golden Eagle email@example.com and Alan Houser firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996
From: David Jansen <David.Jansen@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Also-From: Alan Houser <email@example.com>
Announce it. Post in on SCOUTS-L, rec.scouting.misc, and if appropriate
also on Scouting-Europe (or rec.scouting.usa), Scout-Girls-L, (and/or
rec.scouting.guide+girl), and any local Scouting or other specialized
list. Check the list of mailing lists and discussion groups in the
MacScouter's <a href="http://www.macscouter.com/SCT_INET/Sect2.html#20">
Scouting on InterNet</a>.
You should also notify one of the people below who maintain index pages,
although they will probably read the announcements as well (unless we're
David Jansen David.Jansen@strw.LeidenUniv.n
Scouting Spider http://spider.scout.net/add.htm
US Scouting Service http://www.usscouts.scouter.com/cgi/sugg.cgi
Alan Houser firstname.lastname@example.org
The latter two maintain lists only of US Scouting pages, while the
first two will index pages from all over the world. There are a number
of other folks who maintain lists of all the units in their own
country. You can find their email addresses through their pages on the
around the World</a> list of national scouting organizations.
If you do not subscribe to one of the mailing lists above, you can
send an email message to one of the sites above and ask them to
post it for you.
You might also want to announce it to non-scouts in your local area.
After all, these pages are an advertisement for your unit. Is there
a page for your local community, either through the local government
or the library or a public service page?
And then there are the major WWW page indices such as
<a href="http://www.altavista.digital.com">Alta Vista</a>, and
which will allow you to register your page with them directly.