General Settings

Last edited 8/28/2020


Contact Info

Use this card to enter your council's contact information. Contact name should be your council's name. It will appear beside the BSA fleur de lis under "Boy Scouts of America." The listed phone number and email are displayed above it.

The listed address, phone, and email are also displayed in the footer at the bottom of every page.

Contact Info card with fields for Contact Name, Phone, Fax, Email, and Address


Donate Button

This card controls one of two buttons that appear above the site navigation menu. You can direct where the Donate Button takes users. Enter either an absolute or relative link address, and decide if the link will open in the same browser window or open a new one. We recommend selecting "Same Window" and using a relative link (e.g. /donate) if directing users to a donation page on your Tentaroo site.

Donate Button card, including a read-only label field, link address field, and same window/new window selection

By default, the Donate Button is labeled "Support Scouting" for end-users. Please contact Tentaroo at if you wish to change the name or icon of this button.

When viewed on a mobile device, the Donate and Join Buttons appear within the site navigation menu.


Join Button

The Join button works exactly like the Donate Button. Most councils use it to link to National's website. This requires the full absolute link (e.g., and we recommend selecting "New Window."

By default, the Join Button is labeled "Join Scouting" for end-users. Please contact Tentaroo at if you wish to change the name or icon of this button.

Join Button card, including a read-only label field, link address field, and same window/new window selection



Tentaroo Websites include integrated calendars. These display both Calendar Events and events created in the Events Module.

Example Tentaroo Calendar


Event Categories

Within Tentaroo, all events are divided into Event Categories: Camping, Fundraising, Training, etc. Calendar Events are assigned a category in Page Settings, while events in the Events Module are assigned to a category at the Event Type. The Districts category is further divided into sub-categories, one for each of a council's district. Your council's system starts with a default set of Event Categories, but more can be added upon request.

Calendar card: at the top are three toggles for "Include All Categories in Primary Calendar," "Include Districts in Primary Calendar," and "Show Calendar on Homepage;" next is a checked list of Event Categories shown on site; and finally is a field for Featured Calendar Code with example HTML for an image

Tentaroo websites contain a primary calendar and calendars for each Event Category (there is no general calendar for Districts, but instead one for each individual district). Menu items can be created that link directly to specific calendars, and users can swap between calendars at any time with the Switch Calendars button. However, only calendars that have events assigned to them will be presented to users when swapping.

If you would like to completely hide a particular calendar, uncheck the corresponding Event Category under "Event Categories Shown on Site." Unused categories are automatically hidden unless linked to directly, so this option is most useful for events you want kept private or categories with past events that you no longer wish to use.


Primary Calendar

By default, the primary calendar includes events from all Event Categories and is featured in a special section of the homepage.

Example of the calendar section of a homepage, containing three columns: the nearest upcoming event is presented on the left, the middle has a list of the next three events and a button that leads to the full calendar, and on the right is the Scout Me In logo, which can be replaced using custom HTML code

You can choose instead to have the primary calendar pull events from a single Event Category. To do this, toggle off "Include All Categories in Primary Calendar" and select your chosen category from the drop-down that appears. This option is particularly useful for councils with multiple sites. For example, a council's Order of the Arrow might have its own website and feature the OA calendar on its homepage.

You can also choose to include all categories except for Districts. With "Include All Categories in Primary Calendar" toggled on, simply toggle off "Include Districts in Primary Calendar."

Additionally, you can remove the entire calendar section of the homepage by toggling off "Show Calendar on Homepage."


Featured Calendar Code

Finally, the content that displays in the right-most column of the calendar section can be customized. In the Featured Calendar Code field of the Calendar card, replace the image code for the Scout Me In logo with any content you wish.


Social Media

This card controls the round, patch-inspired buttons linking to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., as well as the small social media buttons that appear in the header. You can add as many social media accounts as you wish. Use the down arrows by the website icons to change the type of account. Use the 'x' on the right of a listed account to remove it from the page.

Social Media card with sample Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. The entry on the Facebook line says tentaroo and the entry for Twitter says gotentaroo. The YouTube entry is longer and begins with channel/...

Only blogs require you to enter a full web address. For all other social media links, enter the short URL for your account, i.e. everything that follows the backslash at the end of the platform address. For Facebook and Twitter this will simply be the name of your account.

Changes to the social media widgets will be applied when your website cache is refreshed. To see them, wait a few minutes or type "/?refreshcache=1" into the browser bar after the address of your website to force a refresh.


Search Engine Metadata

Each page of your Tentaroo website has fields for Search Engine Metadata, but the metadata entered here is applied to the entire site. This title, description, and list of keywords will serve as the metadata for the homepage, and will be a secondary set of metadata for all other pages. Search engines will evaluate a particular page using both the keywords listed on the page itself and the ones listed here, but more weight will be given to the former.

Please see Search Engine Metadata for more information.

Search Engine Metadata card with 3 fields for Title, Description, and Keywords


Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service that helps website owners track their users, including how they were directed to the site, how long they stay, and which pages they visit. If you have a Google Analytics account, enter your tracking code in this card.

Google Analytics card with example code UA-11205-4248-6

If your council uses Google Analytics, please consider granting Tentaroo access to view your reports. This will allow us to analyze the effectiveness of our councils' websites and identify aspects we might improve. You can find instructions for granting user permissions in Analytics Help.


Map in Footer

Use this card to embed a Google Map in the footer. We recommend a map of your council's main office or jurisdiction. Please contact Tentaroo for assistance setting up a council map.

The process of embedding a map here is an identical to embedding maps on individual pages. Please see the Google Maps page for more details, including how to make the map responsive.

Map in Footer card with sample iframe code copied from Google Maps


Social Widget in Footer

In the footer of the Tentaroo website module, we offer a social media widget that shows your Twitter and/or Facebook feeds. Displaying your social media feeds here helps your parents and volunteers keep up to date with your posts and also encourages them to follow your council on social media. We can limit this widget to a single feed or add a different platform by request.

Social Widget in Footer card with sample code


Facebook Visibility

For Facebook to display in a feed, your council's page needs to be published and visible to the public. In your Facebook Page, go to Settings.

Facebook Settings with Page Info selected, Page Visibility is the first option listed

Edit the Page Visibility, select "Page published", and then Save Changes. This will allow visitors who are not logged into Facebook to see your page, which also means it will be visible in the social media widget on your Tentaroo website.


We are always happy to assist with website training.