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WikiProject iconWikipedia:WikiProject Scouting is part of the Scouting WikiProject, an effort to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to Scouting and Guiding on the Wikipedia. This includes but is not limited to boy and girl organizations, WAGGGS and WOSM organizations as well as those not so affiliated, country and region-specific topics, and anything else related to Scouting. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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Article Content, remarks
Scouting Describes the movement of Scouting: history (founding, growth), activities one does in Scouting, organization, should cover both male & mixed sections (Scouts and Cubs) and female only (Girl Guides and Brownies), younger/older sections, international
Scout Movement Redirect to Scouting
Scout (Scout Movement) About the members, boys or girls aged 11-17 years, activities they do in Scouting, the Scout section, Troop/Patrol, Scout Law, Motto, Uniform. Not about history, not about the organization or movement.
Scout Remains disambiguation page
Girl Guide and Girl Scout About the members of Girl Guiding (Girl Scouting in the USA and some other countries)
Girl Guide, Girl Scout Redirect to GG&GS (term used in a handful of countries with guiding organizations, including the United States)
Cub Scout, Brownie (Girl Guides) About the groups for those in age ranges immediately below those in the flagship scouting age groups.
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell About the person Baden-Powell, and his personal history. Not about the Scout movement other than his input/influence. Lots of redirects here, btw.
Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, etc General summary pages that have see also links to other Scouting pages. Used to avoid to lead users to more indepth articles, no longer disambiguation pages due to all the confusion of different naming conventions. All other plurals redirect to the singular per Wikipedia standard, not to Scouting or a separate organization oriented article
WOSM, WAGGGS Articles about the current international organization. Not about the Scouting movement, history pertaining to the organization only.

Featured topicEdit

Look here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting/Ideas --evrik (talk) 16:36, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

WikiProject Scouting NewsletterEdit

This needs updating and I am prepared to have a go at doing that. However, I can not see where the original code is kept or indeed whether there is an original code. --Bduke (talk) 07:50, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

  • Anyone have a nominations for Barnstars? --evrik (talk) 18:07, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Anyone want to help with taking some items to good or featured status? --evrik (talk) 21:42, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

The template for the June letter is up:

Have any suggestions? --evrik (talk) 03:07, 13 June 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Rex HazlewoodEdit

This article is up for deletion. I have suggested it should be kept, as he was an important long term official in UK Scouting. --Bduke (talk) 07:41, 10 May 2022 (UTC)

  • @Bduke:, I agree. Can you add some biographical details to the article? One paragraph, cited, would be enough to move the piece from stub to start class.--evrik (talk) 15:18, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Not sure I can. I doubt I have any sources on my shelves and they will not be easy to find here in Australia, and at my old age I am not going much to libraries. Someone younger in UK is needed. --Bduke (talk) 00:49, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
Correction, it would have been The Scouter in 1968. Alansplodge (talk) 11:14, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Well, it was saved, now we need to bulk it up. --evrik (talk) 15:39, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Map of council campsEdit

I recently saw a thread on a Boy Scout Volunteer Facebook group that mentioned the best list of BSA camps is the List of council camps (Boy Scouts of America) article, but that it's cumbersome to view, especially on a phone. Is there anyone interested in making a map of the active camps? GoingBatty (talk) 22:21, 8 July 2022 (UTC)

  • Well, wikimapia is an option, like this entry, otherwise you can ask for help on the technical pages here on how to best format the page to be used better on a mobile device.--evrik (talk) 04:15, 9 July 2022 (UTC)
Most of this can be done in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates. For an example of coordinates in lists, see List of national monuments of the United States. --jergen (talk) 11:19, 9 July 2022 (UTC)
Well, scoutwiki is an option, like --Egel Reaction? 21:43, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

Reliable sourcesEdit

So, this deletion discussion, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Northern New Jersey Council has led to this discussion about a discussion at reliable sources: Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#c-RoySmith-20220829141000-Is_this_self-published_book_a_RS?. Please weigh in. --evrik (talk) 22:58, 29 August 2022 (UTC)