Since its release in 2008, the SOAR EBlast feature has solved one of the primary issues with owning and managing a scouting website - consolidated and consisitent weekly communication with members.
Creating a website with all the information your scouts, parents, and leaders need with up-to-date information is a great first step. Members can then access the information they need on demand at any time. The question is - will they visit the website every week to collect each new piece of information that is posted? For most of your members, the answer is that they will not proactively visit your scouting website to collect the required updates.
The SOAR EBlast feature compliments your scouting website by automatically collecting and consolidating all additions/updates to your website and pushing the information out to your members via email. Scouts, Parents, and Leaders now have the new information in a place they will check on a regular basis - their Email Inbox.
Did we mention its automated? Your leaders simply post content and the SOAR website takes care of the rest automatically! No need for leaders to send out a seperate email for each content update.
SOAR has added the following enhancements to its EBlast feature.
Format - The underlying HTML code that displays the EBlast has been completely rewritten to better support the various email clients used today. Each email client such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Yahoo webmail, GMail, Comcast, Earthlink, Roadrunner, has slight variances in how HTML is interpreted. We have accounted for these to provide a consistent EBlast display independant of where you are reading your email.
Background Colors - Customers can now choose the colors used in the various sections of the EBlast to better brand the communication as their own.
Images/Graphics - The new EBlast can display graphics that are included in the posts on your website. This is a great way to personalize and spice up communication to your members.
SOAR is dedicated to providing scouting units such as Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops with quality, reliable, and affordable online services to help address common issues facing scouting units today - communication, organization, and shared leadership.
SOAR continues to provide its customers new and upgraded features for the same yearly cost.
SOAR myPack and myTroop are the only choice for scouting units serious about creating and maintaining a quality unit website for their members.
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