Re: "Scout Musuem" Advertisement...tacky yes; illegal no!
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 17 Sep 1992 11:03:07 EDT
I believe/understand that the word SCOUT and/or SCOUTING used in
context of these BOGUS ads, is in violation of the various protections
granted to "OFFICIAL" SCOUTING organizations, and should be brought
to the attention of BSA etc. As Mike pointed out, there is one
and only one NATIONAL BSA Museum, and in Canada they also have a
very nice OFFICIAL SCOUTING Museum in Ottowa.
I must admit that there are several "PRIVATE" museums, that are very
nice, but are not tied to BSA. If you DONATE collectibles to them,
the often sell the item to "raise" money for their museum. BSA and
YOU and I have no control over these "museums"/collections etc.
The people running the personal "museum" today, may be the nicest guy
or gal scout or NOT, but what happens 25, or 50 years from now?
There was at one time an organization using Bill Hilcorts name for
collecting museum donations etc. I wonder what ever happened to them?
I think it was in New Mexico? Anyone else know?
There are two large SCOUT collectors organizations in the US, as well
as the international badgers club. They both publish newletters, and
auctions, and names of members and interrests etc. BSA has never
officially recognised either of these groups, but that time may soon
arrive. The American Scout Traders Association has HQ in California,
and the NOW National Scout Traders Association or Just STA (recent name
changes, was Western PA Traders at one time). I have or can get the
addresses of these groups for those that have the time and MONEY to
really get into collecting OLD scouting items.
Don Izard, still scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City