Re: Boys Life
Wed, 7 Sep 1994 11:50:48 PDT
Jim Sleezer wrote
> I no longer promote it as a resource and wonder why anyone
> would want to--except of course to get units to be 100% Boys' Life. I
> currently believe the cost of the subscription is a waste. . .
I am not excited about Boys Life either, but that doesn't bother me too much.
Its probably not easy to make a newspaper which is interesting for 7 year old
Tiger Cubs and 18 year old Eagle Scouts. I wouldn't dare trying this.
The one thing which bothers me is that awards are keyed
with the subscription. I think this is unethical. I'd rather miss the quality
unit award for my unit then promote a newsletter, even if it is Boy Scouts
At a more constructive level:
why not split up Boys Life for Cubs and for Scouts?
Have labeled sections, like:
Official scouting news
Section for parents
Stories from Scouting
Educate about sports and professions
From the handbook
Things to do and build for boys
Things to do for patrols or dens
(It is not enough to provide different contents, it also has to be organized
in a comprehensive manner)
And when at it, I also think the scouter has too much stories and too little
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City