Re: BOYS LIFE
Gerald Belton (gbelton@CRIS.COM)
Thu, 8 Sep 1994 09:32:51 -0500
> Since I've not read any messages approving of Boy's Life at the troop
> level (during the current thread), I'll briefly do it.
I'd like to stick my two cents in: the boys in my troop love the magazine.
My son reads his cover to cover the day it comes in the mail. It's hard to
get him to do anything else until he finishes it.
The stories don't seem as interesting as the ones that ran when I was a
scout, but that is probably a reflection of my changing tastes rather than
changes in the magazine. For example, when I was a scout I thought the
series of Time Machine stories was the greatest thing I had ever read.
Recently I found the book of those collected stories, and they seemed pretty
Based on comments about Boy's Life that I hear at roundtables and such, I
suspect part of the problem is lazy scouters. Some folks would rather their
scouts not read the magazine because then they have to listen to a chorus of
"Why doesn't OUR troop go white-water rafting (or whatever that month's
feature article was about)?"
New Orleans Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City