One of the National Council's guidelines for local council
Web sites maintains that "The council site cannot replicate any BSA publication currently
for sale through the Supply division" - however, a number of applications and other forms
that councils wish to provision via their Web sites are Supply items.
With this in mind, the Supply Division and the Office of the Chief Scout Executive
have granted special dispensation for several of these items to be provisioned via
council Web sites. These items, along with other common forms, are listed at
Your council Web site may augment the forms provided with additional
forms so long as they are BIN items - the entire list of Supply
Division forms was considered, and only those items listed were
considered appropriate for distribution via the Internet.
To ensure that council sites are providing their members with official
and up-to-date versions of these forms, a repository of PDF forms will be
maintained on the National Council site. The information that follows
provides technical instructions for including these forms in your council's
Linking Individual Forms
Rather than making copies of the forms to your Web server, we recommend linking
directly to the forms on National's server. This will ensure that the forms you
provide are up-to-date, and will save your council the effort of maintaining them
as well as ISP fees for storage and transfer.
To link to any form on the BSA server, include the complete URL to the form's
PDF file, thus:
<A HREF="http://scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34426.pdf">Local Tour Permit Application</A>
To determine the URL of any form on the site, visit the menu
of forms and click the right mouse button (or hold "command" while clicking if you use a Macintosh)
and select "Copy link location" ("Copy shortcut" on some browsers) from the pop-up menu. This will
copy the URL to your system clipboard so that you may then paste it into an HTML source document.
Including the Menu Interface
If you would prefer to include the entire list of forms in your site as an interface,
the menu itself may be included within a frame of your council's site. Instructions for
doing this are provided elsewhere.