Re: Yet another question.?
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 24 Sep 1991 10:49:00 EDT
I an not sure that you will get a "straight answer" from the address I am
going to give you...which you already have because its the National office
address (1325 Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX ).
Since 1984, the National Office has hired a public relations firm to handle
its external (public) relations and has concentrated the seven member
professional staff and three support persons on internal (information)
relations instead. This firm does all of the speaking for the Chief Scout
Executive, the National Director of Administration, the National Director
of Operations and the Chief Financial Officer, as well as the International
and National Commissioners (yes, we do have both...write me and I'll tell
you the difference thereof!).
The BSA is not very pleased with their efforts, but have retained them until
1994...I think by then you will see some changes made in the way information
is communicated out to the field.
In the meantime, you *can* write, but I will assure you that the same
information (with the exception of copies of the original letters sent to
media concerning these issues, and maybe, just maybe copies of letters sent
to local Councils concerning these issues (don't count on it; those are
considered "privieged information, for the scout executive/council executive's
uses only!)) you can get by doing a little research at our library. Both
the Washington Post and the New York Times have printed excepts of the most
critical of statements, and you will probably get the "state line" on
But you know, I *may* be wrong, and the NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS,
the person you need to write to, could just have had a great day when your
letter arrives and gives you carte blance to everything (within reason).
Don't forget such resources as SCOUTING and BOY'S LIFE magazines, periodicals
like TIME and NEWSWEEK and even (yuck!!, spit!!, gag!!) INSIGHT magazine
that ran such a steamy one-sided account of the problems we have been having
over the summer. (God, I feel like a librarian...all of this graduate reasearch
must be rubbing off!) Finally, check out what professionals and volunteers
are thinking by visiting the Council offices in both Louisville and
here in Lexington.
And stay on here...this forum is a great source of research (how else would
I be able to "swing it" so that we as a Post/Club have access to it!?!?)
Settummanque!@HEY! Librarian?!?! Wasn't that a Troop leadership position??
Faculty Advisor, Bluegrass Scouting Alliance Club/EKU
(Scouting Service Explorer Post 379)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City