History of the Site:
Launching of the first site:
The first ever website of the Troop was launched at the Scout & Craft Exhibition – Tribal Craft 2004, held from the 13th – 14th of February 2004. The site was one of the first ever Troop websites to be launched by a Scout Troop in the country:
The website was then officially handed over to the “Webmasters” of the Troop, an office created to look into the IT related data handling in the Troop. From there on, the site was developed to suit the developments in the field of Web Development in Computing with time.
Updating of the site layout:
The site layout was changed in 2012, and the platform was changed to HTML 4.0 with added new features and a more attractive look. The following is a glimpse of the site that was updated:
Switching to HTML 5.0:
With the advent of HTML 5.0, as the Troop has always been the pioneers of the field of IT in the local Scouting arena, a major step was taken to change the whole site to fit into the new technology immediately. The 16th Colombo Cub Pack contents have also been synced to the present site. The present site, which you are currently navigating, was launched by the Warden of College, Prof. Indra de Soysa at the Group Committee meeting held on the 16th of January 2014:
The Present Website
The present site is built on the Divi platform and is supported on all mainstream browsers. It was updated by a team led by the present Troop Leader J.S, Fernando, and comprising Webmaster J.C.W.A. de Silva, D.V.V Wijesinghe and P.C. Sirisena, with the guidance and assistance of Instructors Zafar Issadeen and Sidath Gajanayaka. The site includes a comprehensive History of the Scout Group, a complete series of Badgework contents, details of all the events of the Group, a complete gallery of images and videos of the Scout Group and many more. It is unarguably one of the most comprehensive Scout Group websites in the country.
At present, the website is administered by the following Instructors:
Zafar Issadeen & Sidath Gajanayaka
The site is updated and maintained by the Troop Scout Web Team. The present Webmaster is Jehan de Silva
Site Credits & Copyrights:
This website is completely an educational and organizational website and contains no content that is inappropriate for any audience.
Please note that all extracts (If used) of official web content have only been copied solely for educative purposes only. All such images are subject to the explicit copyright of their respective owners. Extracts from College Magazines have been used for all records of history and the Group extends thanks to the College Administration for granting permission to use the College Archives for this cause.
The images in the Gallery at http://www.gallery.stcscouts.com, and all other photos of events are subject to explicit copyrights and are owned by the Group. You may not use them for any purpose other than for any requirement relating to Scouting activity.
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16TH COLOMBO SCOUT GROUP,
S. THOMAS’ COLLEGE,
© THOMIAN SCOUT GRAPHICS INC.
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