On Thursday May 23rd 2019, our website experienced a minor HTTP outage for a period of roughly 10 minutes beginning at 4:53 pm.
During this window of time, the main page of our website was inaccessible. However, all other pages and services provided by our website remained functional. Individuals who attempted to load the main page during the outage would have received a server-generated message with an HTTP 500 response code, indicating that a server error had occurred. According to server records, twenty-four HTTP requests from three distinct IP address were received during the outage.
This outage occurred as a result of the deployment of some new software to our website, which included an update to how troop announcements are handled. This update produced a momentary discrepancy in the server's database which caused the server-side failure.
The issue was promptly discovered by our webmasters and a patch was submitted to version control at 5:05 pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this incident may have caused.Read more
The following was submitted to the Troop 89 Newsletter mailing list at 11:47 this morning:
This Saturday is the ECOH which starts at 2 p.m. Scouts are required to be in attendance in full class A uniform, including hats. No sneakers are allowed.
Scouts should arraive at the UCC Church no later than 1:30 for assignments and alignment.
Yours in Scouting
Welcome scouts, parents, and members of the Medfield community!
Troop 89's website is currently being updated to provide a more rich platform for communicating with the Medfield community.
Over the course of this upcoming year, our website will be evolving dramatically to include many long-desired features. For details on the current state of our website, please read further. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our website, please do not hesitate to reach out to our webmaster.
Youth Protection Training
Adults who assist with any Troop activities need to take the on-line BSA training for Youth Protection.
This is required to be taken and needs to be updated annually. There are several adults whose Youth Protection training will expire before September 30th. Go to https://my.scouting.org to take the training. It will take about an hour to complete the training. And, yes, there’s a test at the end. You need to score a 75 to pass.
A Word on the State of this Website
The Troop 89 website is actively being designed and constructed by youth members of Troop 89. Every feature, from our public calendar to our internal mailing lists, was developed by a Troop 89 scout.
Currently, our website is running with only a small subset of the features that have been developed for it. Writing scalable applications is not an easy task, especially when they require extensive database interaction with minimal server resources. To ensure that no significant errors make their way to production, every feature being developed for our website first undergoes an lengthy period of internal testing on a separate server. This gradual development process has the unfortunate effect of hiding progress from the public eye for elongated periods of time.
For the moment, our public facing website is intentionally left feature barren while the core components of our website are being developed in the background. While we have high hopes for making this website a powerful tooll in the near future, it is likely these ambitions will not be realized until 2019. The fall is a busy time for our High School members, who are responsible for all the progress on ur website. As such, it is to be expected that our website will remain in a similar state …Read more