Your Unit, your Scouts, and social media

In today’s world of electronic and social media we know that many of our Scouts have their own web-pages, Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as other social media outlets that they are on regularly. We also realize that many of our Scouting Units have links to Facebook pages (or other forms of social media) for their own unit.

With all of this electronic media at their disposal, how do we keep our Scouts safe from the problems we hear about daily on TV, the radio, and in newspapers?

One way is to monitor what is going on with your own children who are in Scouting, as well as the members of your Unit, and your own Unit’s site (if you have one).

Please click on this link for the BSA’s suggestions on how to protect our members and units from unwanted communications. This site also contains some great suggestions on how you might use social media to help young people connect with Scouting.


Santa Barbara Service Center

Main Administrative Office
4000 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Office: (805) 967-0105
Fax: (805) 967-5094
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Santa Maria Service Center

Santa Maria Town Center Mall
228 Town Center East (2nd Floor)
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Office: (805) 925-1955
Fax: (805) 925-9206
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm;

Closed Sunday

Atascadero Service Center

7350 El Camino Real, Suite #201
Atascadero, CA 93422
Office: (805) 461-4018
Fax: (805) 461-4021

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday


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