1. What is "The Troop"?
At its most basic level, it’s a private network of local parents that makes it easier to meet up with other parents and their kids without the pressure of planning. Both those parents you know and are friends with, as well as those that in your community that maybe you should know because you have kids the same age but haven’t gotten around to talking to yet.
2. What problem is it solving?
Loneliness, anxiety and depression are impacting parents of young kids at higher rates than ever.
We’re putting more pressure on ourselves to do more with our kids but with less support from families and neighbors than in the past.
The Troop aims to help organize the community of parents around you and make it easier to be spontaneous and play together.
Because parenting is hard, but it's easier with company :)
3. How does it work?
When you sign up we sort you into your "Troop," which includes the other parents in your area.
You can then browse signals from other Troop members happening now or in the future to find things to do.
And you can send your own signals when you're heading somewhere with the kids, or add connections and send signals to specific people.
4. Why do I need to share my location?
The app uses your location to determine the "Troop" you're in. Each Troop is limited to a 50 mile radius, meaning you can only see meetups happening within that area on the map and you only receive notifications for relevant meetups happening within a 10 mile radius.
5. How will my personal data be used?
We will only ever use location data to determine which Troop members and meetups are relevant to you.
Any information in your profile or account is only used within the app for you to connect with other members (and you have full control over who can see it in the privacy settings). We will NEVER sell or share any user data with any third parties.
6. This is cool and really useful. Are there other features planned?
We're very early in our beta testing and have lots of big plans :) Stay tuned!
And if you have suggestions, we're all ears! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Who is the team behind this?
The Troop was conceived, designed, built and is run by an ex-googler mom of 2 (4 years old and 2 years old).
8. I have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?
Shoot us a line at email@example.com!
9. I want to help! Are you hiring?
Yes! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.