"Scout Musuem" ad...updated information
(no name) ((no email))
Thu, 17 Sep 1992 13:44:32 CDT
I called the National Musuem of the BSA today. The curator verified that
1) they DO NOT NEED those items...they already have an very extensive
collection (he encouraged me to come and visit and see the new exhibits!)
and that 2) BSA is asking local Troops to donated unneeded equipment and
uniforms--even books-- to the local Council for sending directly to the
three affected Councils in South Florida and Louisiana (and to the Aloha
Council which serves youth in the Pacific rim, site of the other hurricane).
Then I waited here for Reva from Kentucky Landmark Papers to return my call
from earlier this morning. She verified that Guy Hatfield, a member of
board of directors for several years, was the person that placed the ad and
that I should talk directly with him about the advertisment. She also stated
that there is no verification on statewide ads (which reaches 42 weekly and
22 daily papers in Kentucky and Tennessee) sent through them. She was unwilling
to delete the ad because of the person involved (can we say "pressure"???).
So...does this mean that I can place my ad for old BSA uniforms and insignia
and books and materials without offending anyone?? Can I say that I am
collecting them for Hurricane Scouts and then retain the "good stuff" for
myself and sending the rest to someone that I can make money from it??
And the largest question is, while this is highly unethical, is is legal under
I have wanted to place an advertisment in the state's papers asking for old
BSA patches and insignia for a personal collection and display. I was wery of
doing this since many people reading would interpret this as a plea for
those items to go into some "official
those items to go into some "official" collection, while in reality, it is
going to my personal collection. There are lots of great stuff out there
and I would like to not just collect it all, but to share it with others.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City