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Bannockburn, IL – 12/1/2004 – Decision Design Corporation, a leading custom software development firm, today announced the release of a custom website software product available for free to any Boy Scout Pack or Troop in need of a website. Three Scout Units, Deerfield Pack 150 (IL), Brentwood Pack 90 (CA), and Fox Lake Troop 85 (IL), created their websites using the new product and went live with their new sites this week.
“Three of our employees, including me, have sons in scouting”, said Monty Davis, President of Decision Design. “It became obvious that this would be a great way to give something back to our communities and help the Scouts solve an on-going problem facing many Scoutmasters,” Davis said.
Davis is working with local Scout councils to get the word out that other Packs and Troops in need of sites are welcome to use Decision Design’s software free of charge. “We are all pretty excited about how the concept has evolved, from a simple website to its current incarnation as a full-fledged software product, ready to host an unlimited number of scout units” said Davis.
The website is database driven, making it very easy to customize a website for any Pack or Troop in need of a site. The site template reflects all Boy Scout website standards for colors and logos. “Decision Design did an outstanding job with this”, said Kevin Beauseigneur, Pack leader for Deerfield Cub Scout Pack 150, adding that the ability for individual Dens to have their own pages was a great addition. “I was impressed with how fluid and clean the site is. It’s very easy to navigate,” said Beauseigneur. Soon, Davis hopes Decision Design will be able to offer the Scouts an administration tool that will allow Scoutmasters to update the sites themselves.
The website software product idea developed out of an immediate need of the one of the Packs. “A few months ago we got talking about maybe upgrading the California Pack’s website, seeing as their site was in need of work,” noted Davis. “We discussed doing this for nothing, as a donation to their Pack and to the Brentwood, CA community. But as we talked, I realized that along with the California pack’s web problems, the Fox Lake Boy Scout troop site was in need of work and my son’s Pack, Pack 150, doesn’t have a site at all. Both of their sites were built by well meaning people that wanted to create a communication tool for their Units, but neither was very sophisticated and had become maintenance problems. We knew this would be a way we could help”.
For Davis, this was a natural fit for his company. “We are a software company that builds custom software products for our clients. We build a variety of software types, including many flavors of web-based software. Putting 2 and 2 together, we all decided it might be an interesting project to simultaneously support all 3 of our scout units by building a single web-based software product, custom built for scouts, whereby the pack/troop could operate the site to store and display its pack/troop specific information. Scouting has been great to all of our kids. We can’t think of a better way to say thank you.”
Packs and Troops interested in obtaining a free web site can contact Cathy Brandstetter, the company’s ScoutSite Liason, at 847-940-9200, x10 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Decision Design
Decision Design is a leading provider of custom software development in the areas of New Product Development, Software Systems and Remediation Services. Founded on the principal that clients should never have to choose between client service and quality product delivery, Decision Design has been building a reputation as a value added custom software provider since 1995. Decision Design has offices located near Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA, and can be found on the web at www.decisiondesign.com. Critical Decisions, Delivered.