The Troop 89 website will be taken offline for maintenance on July 24, 2019 at the start time of 9:00 AM UTC or 5:00 AM EDT.
A two-hour window has been allocated for the maintenance, however, the actual downtime should be much less. During the downtime connectivity to the server will be interrupted.
This is a mandatory security maintenance to patch the MDS (ZombieLoad) CPU vulnerability that cannot be altered, postponed, or rescheduled.
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Should you have any questions about this maintenance, feel free to contact our webmasters.Read more
troop89medfield.org is now pending inclusion in the HSTS preload list!
As noted in our announcement in June, HSTS preload registration is an effectively permanent security mechanism for our website that will provide our Troop with benefits including enhanced protection against some web attacks and possible SEO improvements.
As a quantification of the significance of this improvement, the Troop 89 website is now listed as a grade A+ website on the Mozilla Observatory. This means that our website ranks among the 21,875 most secure public website (rated by preemptive measures taken and security protocols followed). Of the 2,711,293 currently domains scanned by the Observatory, ours falls in the top 0.008%!
Have a great Summer, Troop 89!Read more
From the Troop 89 Newsletter mailing list:
This is what we need from each patrol for tonight's Court of Honor:
- Quinn's patrol brings salty snacks. If you bring chips, please bring dip, too.
- Alex's patrol brings dessert
- Billy's patrol brings drinks
- Josh's patrol brings vegetables
- Hayden's patrol brings paper plates and plastic cups.
Sorry for the last-minute instructions.
Our webmasters are currently in the process preparing our website for HSTS preload registration. HSTS preloading offers several benefits to the Troop 89 website, including enhanced protection against some attacks and possible SEO improvements.
Registering for HSTS preloading is an effectively permanent security mechanism. As such, our webmasters have been cautiously preparing for this update for some time. Currently, our webmasters plan to finalize the HSTS preloading process at the end of June.
We do not expect this process to interfere with the website in any way. However, if you do encounter any issues with accessing the website over the course of the next month, we ask that you notify our webmasters by commenting on this pull request on GitHub.Read more
From the Troop 89 May Newsletter:
Attention Boy Scout Leaders: Registration opened March 10th for National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). This is for Senior Patrol Leaders, Crew Presidents and other youth leaders. Here’s what the scouts will learn:
- Skills, attitudes and confidence to serve as leaders in many settings and run the troop or crew program.
- Opportunities to share ideas and experiences with scouts from other troops and crews
- A memorable and fun experience in which they’ll experience Scouting at its very best.
There are two options:
- Two weekends, June 30-July 5 at Camp Squanto, and
- August 11 – August 16 at Camp Resolute.
Learn more and register online at http://training.oldcolonycouncil.org/nylt. The cost for these specialty weeks is $425 (there is no early bird discount). If this will be the second week or more of camp this summer for the Scout, then the price is discounted to $325. The same $325 brother or sibling cost is also available.