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Having a title on your home page is very important when one of the
robots which scan the World Wide Web for new URLs finds your page.
The description you have in your title (between the <title> and </title>
anchors) is what will get indexed by the robot and what may be used
in key word searches.  Therefore, make sure that you use the word
"Scout" in your title, for example, "Berkeley Boy Scout Troop 24."  
If you don't (and I didn't when I first created my troop page), someone 
searching for Scout pages in an online index will not find your page
(and they couldn't find mine).

For an informative discussion of how search engines analyze web pages,
check this <a href="http://www.digital-cafe.com/~webmaster/nw01_05.htm">
Search Engine Tutorial</a>.  One of the interesting points is that if
your web page is an image map, some search engines will simply ignore it;
there's nothing for them to analyze or catalog.

Including the name of your city or area is also a good idea.  If 
someone wants to find out what WWW pages are out there for his/her
home town, you want them to find yours.  I often find web sites for
Scout units without mention of where they meet.  I would like to include 
them on our list of Scouting web pages, but I don't know where to put
them.

If you have multiple pages, try to use a descriptive title for each one.
The title is also the description that will appear when someone saves 
a bookmark to your page.  If your title just says "Home Page," or if
all of your pages have the same title, the person who saved a particular
page into his or her bookmark file may not remember which home page it was.

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