Re: Intro and More
Olan Watkins (o.watkins@GENIE.GEIS.COM)
Sun, 3 Oct 1993 03:21:00 BST
A couple of weeks ago there was some discussion about the Scouting Digest, I
received the following message from the writer of the Digest and he
requested that I pass it on to the net.
#: 110 S0/CompuServe Mail [MAIL]
02-Oct-93 07:04 CDT
Sb: Scouter's Digest
Fm: Paul Ferris [71760,3660]
Would you please post this on the Scout-L on Internet for me?
Thanks in advance.
From: Paul Ferris, Editor/Publisher of SCOUTER'S DIGEST newsletter.
Presently serving on the District One Committee in the Bay Lakes
Council in Wisconsin. I was a Scout as a youth and got back in
when my four boys came of age. They're out of college now but I
stayed active. Wood Badge Beads, Silver Beaver and Vigil OA.
I've been reading Scout-L since early this Spring and have been
extremely pleased with the high intellectual level of the discussions
about Scouting. My compliments to all who post here.
For more info about Scouter's Digest, CIS members can download a
file called DIGEST.TXT in the Scouting section of the Outdoor
Forum. It contains some little know facts about Scouting.
SD has been published every two months for the past eight years.
It's four 8-1/2x 11" pages, 11x17" folded. There are two columns
per page for a total seven columns. About one and half columns in
every issue is devoted to a review of SCOUTING and BOYS' LIFE
magazines. The review, "as it were" consists of one line per article
in an attempt to get readers back into those magazines and read
them more thoroughly. It's not a substitute of official
publications, it's meant to complement them.
Recent subjects included comments on the new calf-length red topped
Scout socks and the search for a brown colored, "straw" campaign
hat. (We've found a source and it'll be published in the next
According to a reader survey I did in 1990, the most popular section
was the one item I published for a Scoutmaster's Minute or
campfire. Since then I've devoted half of the back page to
multiple items that can be used for SM's or Campfires.
A subscription cost $18 a year for six issues (seven issues for
payment with order.) Two years for $24. Or three years (17 issues)
for $28. Renewals are $12 a year or $22 for two years.
A special offer to anyone reading this post is $12 for seven
issues. A sample copy is free to anyone who writes or calls me
with their address.
SD's business address is PO Box 222, Coleman, WI 54112. My home
address and telephone number appear in every issue SCOUTER'S
DIGEST: Paul Ferris, 13808 Ranch Lake Dr. Pound, WI 54161-8930.
To: olin watkins > [76207,3431]
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