Scouting on Flickr

on March 16, 2008 in pictures, website

I have been playing around with the online photo site known as Flickr, which is part of Yahoo. I know there are several sites available on which to upload and share photos with friends and family. I do not know which one is the best, or what the differences are between the various sites, but I chose Flickr to play with.

I have begun uploading photographs of trips to Philmont Scout Ranch that I took in the 1980’s. In 1984, I attended the Philmont training center for Scoutmaster Fundamentals. In 1986 and 1989, I attended the ranch to go backpacking with the Boy Scouts from my troop. One nice thing about using a site like Flickr is that I can upload hundreds of photos and it does not take any room on the troop’s website. What I do not like is that people need to leave the troop’s website to view them.
You can view my Flickr photo sets at
I would be interested to hear what you use for your own troop’s photos. What works well for you, and why did you choose the site you use. Leave a comment or write me an email through this blog. Thanks.
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    One Response to “Scouting on Flickr”

    1. Nick Wood says:

      For my Scout Group’s photos, I use I’m not too keen on Flickr to be honest. The layout looks too messy for my taste and with the gallery I use it can be customised. The only down side is that I have to pay for the service (although they do a free one, there are adverts).
      I did look at putting a gallery module in our main website (which is Joomla), but I think the way I’ve done it is better (well I would!).
      It is always interesting to see what other Groups get up to whichever way its displayed on their websites.

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