The official BSA policy  concerning the Internet...

       Date: Jun 29, 1995
       To: Scout Executives
       From: Jere Ratcliffe, Chief Scout Executive
       Subject: Computerized Communications Networks -
       The INTERNET
       The position of the Boy Scouts of America
       regarding the Internet is as follows:

       At this time, the National Council, Boy Scouts of
       America, does not sponsor, provide or hold official
       space for disseminating information of any kind
       regarding programs, activities, resources of lists of
       names of unit leaders or chartered organizations on
       the Internet or other computerized communication

       The Boy Scouts of America disseminates
       information through regional offices and local
       councils to chartered organizations, unit, leaders,
       and youth members.

       For example, Exploring magazine published and
       distributed four times annually is the official
       national communications tool for unit leaders and
       youth members registered in the Exploring program.
       Similarly, Scouting magazine provides a more
       generalized format for BSA programs and

       Individual units, youth, and adult members act on
       their own as private individuals and do not
       represent or serve as agents of the BSA at any
       time, especially when disseminating information
       over computerized communication networks
       (Internet, etc.).

       At this time a National Council task force is
       evaluating the issue of alternative communication
       methods such as the Internet. After a full and
       thorough evaluation, the findings of this task force
       will be made available to all local councils.