Scouts - Voice mail?
Win Quakenbush (quakenb@CAMEL.CAMPBELL.EDU)
Sun, 4 Jun 1995 15:06:33 -40962758
Hello, out there. Haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd open a new can
One of my pet peeves about scouting (or any other volunteer org.) is a weak
system of communication. Take my Pack, for instance. In a "perfect" world,
all parents and leaders would show up every time we need to spread info.
But in the "real world", I either have to call everybody once a week, or
spend a lot of time making up flyers for the boys (which vanish somewhere
between our Den room and their cars). Here's what I'd like - a voice mail
system just for us. You would call one telephone number, and hear the
"Hello, this is the 794 Scoutline. To get more information on joining
scouts, press 1. For a calendar of upcoming events, press 2. For info
about the Pinewood derby, press 3. For info about the next Pack meeting,
press 4. For the names and phone numbers of other scout contacts, press 5."
(Each response would jump you to a separate message).
The 6/13/95 issue of "PC Magazine" has an article called "At the Sound of
the Beep..." which tells how to do this for a small office. I think I
could swing it for our Troop/Pack, but I would need to persuade somebody
to part with an old PC when they upgrade.
My quest - I'm looking for some success stories. If you have done this,
please let me know. (If you include your phone number, you'll probably
get some long-distance calls.) This might help us to get what we need.
Win Quakenbush, Den Leader
Pack 794, Buies Creek, NC
PS - I know a BBS would be easier, and I _love_ web pages, but not all of
my people have computers, and communication is the name of the game - WQ
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City