We take your privacy and information security seriously. So, we make new users jump through some hoops before giving full access to our web site.
Step 1 is to share the email addresses you plan to use on this web site with our Scoutmaster. Our contact form is an easy to way do this.
When he gets a few minutes, the Scoutmaster will load your email into the website and you will be "pre-approved." The Scoutmaster then needs to tell you that it's okay for you to register.
Step 2 is to complete the registration form. If pre-approved, you will be granted access to the site. You will get a "Welcome email" that requires you validate your email. Always check your junk mail or spam folder. Next you'll set your password, and you are in.
Step 3 Once you are registered and able to login, you may also sign up for optional email notification through a company called "feedblitz." Information on how to do this is on the front page of our site, visible only to "logged in" registered users. We use this third-party emailer because they specialize in sending bulk email to big lists of people and not getting flagged as junk mail or spam.
If you skip all the pre-approval formality and just fill out the registration form ... nothing will happen. Please don't skip the approval process.