Re: SCHOOL NIGHT FOR SCOUTING
Walter Gould (w4crypto@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 12:13:11 -0700
>Well at least most of you get to distribute flyers through your
>schools. Our school principal refuses to allow us to do this!! (and
>believe me we have asked and asked - and begged? We even tried going
>over her head when all else failed). Her "concession" is to allow us
>to stand outside of the school and hand out flyers - while the boys
>exit out of many doors - and are not interested in stopping on their
>way out to see what we have, nor do they stop to put the flyers into
>their backpacks - just grab one and keep running on their way home.
>I feel that we are doing a great job of contributing to litter - not
>advertising our event!! Our Pack is sponsored by the P.T.O. whom have
>also complained about this. Surprisingly, tons of other papers are
>distributed by this school - including blatant advertising that in no
>way is school or P.T.O. sponsored! Also, all other Elementaries in
>this district happily allow distribution by their Cub Scout Packs.
>Sorry about the long post - but it is very irritating! We would like
>to do room by room recruiting as well - but obviously not an option
>Sue Chatterjee, Pack 280, Omaha NE
This is the situation very frequently now in California. Some of us,
speculating (purely speculation), believe it has something to do with a
generation coming of age which has an equal dislike for Scouts as it
does for many accepted American institutions, such as the military.
Our only successes have been to go to friendly ears who are membes of
the Board of Education (elected).
If this were not enough, we're not being allowed to use school
buildings for Pack or Troop meetings -- because of the financial crunch
in some school districts ("we can't afford to pay for a janitor", being
the most frequent excuse given).
Orange Frontier District
Orange County Council (CA)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City