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Boy Scout Troop 2 Working at Hunter Tree Farm

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I think I’m suffering from a little too much exposure to the elements Hunters tree farm yesterday.  Need to find an aspirin 🙂

My son Aaron and I are working 9-5 for the next 3 Sundays for Troop 2 fundraising.  We’re shaking and wrapping trees with the troop.  It’s a good workout.  It’s the Troop’s main fundraiser for the year.

If you need a Chirstmas tree, please stop out at Hunter Tree Farm and support the Troop.


Looking for Sponsors for Boy Scout Troop Website

I'm building a new website for my son's Boy Scout Troop.  I have the framework up so I can demo it for the troop.  If you'd like to see it, I have it set up at

This will be a social network-style site, so the kids and parents will be able to log in, create profiles, have discussion groups, share photos, etc.  It will really help the troop organize events, do community service work and coordinate.  I think it will also be a great way for former scouts to stay in touch with their troop.
I would like to make this site free for the troop so it will be a "no-brainer" when I present it to the troop leadership committee.  The cost to host the site at the level we need for two years is approximately $162, or about $6.75 a month.
As far as I can tell, it's OK to have corporate sponsors and acknowledge them on a sponsors page.
Are there any local businesses out there that want to chip in toward the cost of the site?  In exchange, I will make a sponsor page where each sponsor will have a business card-sized ad with a link to their own website.  Your ad will stay on the site for the entire 2 year period which you are a sponsor.
I would like to find 6 sponsors.  If you divide that up, that means you will be getting a 2 year sponsorship ad that backlinks to your website for just $27!
Actually, make that 5 sponsors, because I'm going to buy one for my business 🙂
Interested?  Let me know.

Add a Facebook Fan Page Widget to your Website Using Facebook Web Integration Tools

Thanks to Facebook’s new web integration tools, it’s easy to create a custom widget to connect your Facebook Fan Page to your website.  It will easily plug into CMS-based sites like WordPress or Joomla, and also work with social platform sites like Ning and Spruz.

To do this, just add an HTML element/mod to your site (I recommend adding it to the global sidebar). Then paste in the following code:

<table border=”0″ cellpadding=”1″ cellspacing=”1″>



<td style=”background-color: rgb(R, G, B); “>

<iframe frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” src=”″ style=”border-top-style: none; border-right-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; border-left-style: none; border-width: initial; border-color: initial; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; width: 250px; height: 260px; “></iframe></td>




Be sure to change the RGB values to match your site, and change “FANPAGEID” to your fan page ID (the number in the URL when you visit the page).

Note that because the iframe code creates a transparent widget, I have nested the iframe inside a table so I can change the background color.

If you want to use the code generator in the Facebook site to create the code instead, go to: