Section Details


The Section Details page defines the sections within your group and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), which promotes your site to Google and other search engines.


A section details record should be created for each Colony, Pack, Troop or Unit that exists in your group. A default group section should also exist. The group section will become a default for various fields, such as meeting address.

To view/amend a section, click the [amend] button next to a section, in the list below.

To add a new section or meeting night, click the [add new] button at the bottom of the screen shown below.

Section Details

Amend/Create a Section

Section Details

Set the Section Type field to either Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network, Scout Active Support or Group

The Sub-Type field enables a section to be defined as either Land, Air or Sea Scouts.

The Pack Name field is a mandatory field used when displaying meeting date/times.

Overriding Name should only be used for Explorer, Network or Scout Active Support Units. It defines a nickname for the unit, which will override the group number and name in page titles and SEO.

Header Bar Name can be used to set a specific header bar name at group level for general website pages and/or per section. Leave blank to see your group/section name.

The Logo URL field allows your group/unit logo image to be displayed instead of the Scout tick logo on the header bar.

Neckerchief URL defines an image to be displayed on Group Details pages on District/County sites. This is not used on Group sites.

Entering a colour definition to the Neckerchief Colours field will automatically update the default profile image used in the sectional Meet The Team pages, so that he/she is wearing your neckerchief. Use the Neckerchief Designer to create the colour scheme to paste into this field.

The Day Of The Week, Meeting Times and Other Times fields define the usual meeting times for a section, and are mandatory.

The Times Privacy field allows you to define which users are able to see the section's meeting times.

The Address fields are displayed where meeting place is required. When blank, the Group address will be used. The Locality and Town fields are used in page SEO. Additionally, they are also used in merge fields. They should therefore be populated with either Locality/Town or your village/County, whichever best describes your location to potential members searching for your group on the internet.

The Address Privacy field allows you to define which user are able to see the section's meeting place full address.

The Map Longitude, Map Latitude and Streetview Bearing fields are used when displaying meeting place maps or a picture of your meeting place for Hall Bookings, from Google streetview. If not set then the maps/streetview pictures will not be shown.

NB. The Address and Longitude/Latitude fields may be left blank for non-Group sections. Where blank, Scouts Online will use the settings from the Group section.

By default, website contact forms will be sent to Site Admin users, and Section Admin users when relating to a specific section. The Group Contact may be specified to override this for each section or the group.

When populated, the Facebook Page, Twitter @Name, YouTube Channel, Instagram Name and/or Pinterest Name fields will override the accounts Group Details fields, which build the social media link shown at the top of section pages, with section specific accounts. You are therefore able to have group social media accounts and/or specific accounts for any/all sections.

NB. The Facebook Page field should contain a Facebook 'Page' name. This is distinctly different from a Facebook Group or a personal page.

The Facebook Feed tick works alongside the Facebook Page field. When ticked, a Facebook Page timeline feed panel will be shown below the Meeting Times panel on the section's home page.

The Twitter Widget ID field builds a Twitter timeline feed below the sectional sub-menu bar on the left hand side of the section's home page. To build this ID, use the instructions HERE.

Google Calendar/Website Event Synchronisation: Depending on your site package level, you may have the ability for events created in a google calendar to automatically create/update events on your website.

To setup Google Calendar integration, move to another browser tab, log into your scouting google account, open your calendar and find your Google "Calendar ID" in the settings page. Back in your Scouts Online website tab, enter the Google Cal Id and select the New Event Privacy level that you would like your events to imported with.

You can complete the setup and import your events, in Events / Programme.

The Last Cal Sync date will be updated after each successul synchronisation.