History of the SOSSI Web Site
At the 1997 Annual Meeting at Pacific 97 in San Francisco, President Lawrence Clay accepted an
offer made by Board Chairman R. S. Frank to initiate a SOSSI
In late June, the internet domain name "www.sossi.org" was reserved with Internic,
the US domain name registrar.
acquired web site hosting services
from a company called Slip Net.
Member Keith Larson learned of the web site project at the US Boy Scout National Jamboree
Meeting. Within weeks, he built a candidate site which provided much of the content and the initial
look and feel of the pages.
By October 1997 a SOSSI
Web Site was up
and running. Since then, on average each week over 1,500 viewers from around the world visit the SOSSI site.
Sample Early Screen Shots (Without Links)
October 1997 October 1998 July 2000
Today, the SOSSI
Web site is
by other webmasters for our technical merit and online content.
Registration and Copyright
Journal has been assigned
the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) #1066-6028 as part of the National Serials Data Program,
Library of Congress.
Material appearing at the SOSSI Website is © SOSSI 1997-2014 unless otherwise cited.
AMERICAN PHILATELIST, May 1999, page 462 in
THE GLASSINE SURFER, Mike Mills has
these comments in "Beaches for Young Surfers"
"Perhaps the most exciting stamp collecting site for kids is the Scouts on Stamps Society International. If people collect topically,
then this is the right place for beginning collectors. It is a big site with more than 40MB of files
and lots of changing content."
Linn's Stamp News,
May 3, 1999, page 28. William Sharpe has a description of the "Welcome Scouts" section of the SOSSI Website in:
"Stamps on the Internet: Scouting Topic on the Web"
Funding of the SOSSI Web Site
SOSSI is a nonprofit organization, primarily funded by dues and the sales of items through
the SOSSI Sales Service
. All these funds are
needed for the preparation, publication,
and mailing of the SOSSI Journal
If you have enjoyed visiting our site we urge you to support us.