Boy Scout districts are divisions of councils. Districts most directly support unit operations and help manage local organizational details like commissioner staff.
Drupal is a great platform for a district site.
If you just want a basic site, you may start with a vanilla installation of Drupal. I recommend the following modules to enhance ease of use:
- Administration menu: puts a menu of administrative functions at the top for authorized users.
- DHTML Menu: collapses and expands menus without forcing page refreshes
- Global Redirect: cleans up some URL processing
- Pathauto: helps generates meaningful URLS like /content/units instead of crufty ones like node/123
- Poormanscron: far easier than setting up cron manually
- Wysiwyg:: you'll want this if you'd rather not hack HTML code directly
Now you need to select a theme. Review the Drupal Themes section for possibilities.
Now start creating pages. Be sure to make a menu item for each page, otherwise users won't know where to find your new content. Suggested initial pages:
- District leadership: includes both the district committee and the commissioner staff
- District information: basic information such as
- Order of the Arrow: this starts out on the chapter level, which generally corresponds to the district, so the district page is a good place to host OA chapter info
- Units: Have a list of units with names, chartered organization, meeting dates and locations, and contact info