Boy's Life Reaches One Billion
Todd Norman Tingblad (tingbltn@UWEC.EDU)
Fri, 16 Feb 1996 07:38:41 CDT
February 16, 1996
St. Paul, Minnesota
The one billionth copy of Boy's Life magazine will be printed this next
Wednesday, February 21st. Boy's Life magazine is printed locally in St. Paul
at the Quebecor company on Seventh Street. St. Paul's Indianhead Council,
North Star Scout Museum and Quebecor are organizing a large celebration that
will be held on site at the printing facility. The Postmaster General may be
in attendance to help celebrate the anniversary of one of the largest
Richard E. Carroll, curator of North Star Scout Museum in St. Paul, will be
on hand at the event to ask for the first copy of the second billion to be
printed (copy #1,000,000,001). Carroll has been working closely with Kent
York of the Indianhead Council to help organize Boy's Life memorabilia that
will be on hand for the celebration. If he is able to attain it, the
1,000,000,001 copy will be preserved at the North Star Scout Museum for
Scouts in future generations to see and enjoy. Carroll said that he is going
to try to get the one billionth copy, however, he is fearful that it will be
sent to the National Office in Texas. We are hopeful that either the one
billionth copy or copy #1,000,000,001 can stay in Minnesota.
According to Carroll, Boy's Life is the largest magazine that Quebecor
prints. Additionally, Quebecor also prints Scouting magazine. Quebecor has
been printing these magazines for the Boy Scouts of America for approximately
ten years now.
For more information about the event, please contact Mr. Kent York at the
Indianhead Council Scout Office, 612-224-1891, ext. 144. I have asked Mr.
York to forward to us a copy of his news release next week so that we can
distribute it nationally on the Internet.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City