Re: Clinton meets with boy scouts
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Tue, 19 Mar 1996 22:22:49 -0600
Ed Darrell wrote:
>The annual report to the President and the filing of the annual >Report to
Congress occur with about this much fanfare every year. >It's not a
requirement that the President accept it, but they >almost always do show up
One of the "responsibilities" of the Honorary National President
of the BSA is to accept the Report to Congress and to forward it
to Congress with a personal cover letter.
>This does get to one of my chief peeves. This event should get a >lot more
press play. When the report went to the Senate >Committee on Labor and
Human Resources when I was the press guy >there, I used to do a press
release. It got almost no play.
It doesn't get any press because it's a "usual event". It's not
like the President "refused to accept it", or "held a press
conference with the intent on accepting it".
>I have a news grabber set to give me any news story it finds on >Scouts or
Scouting. I have had none show up in five months.
I've had a few to show up, but it's of the local variety:
Eagle Scouts, Council banquets, inserts on history of BSA. When
the BSA was in court in Chicago a while back, I got a couple of
articles concerning it. On America Online, I also get a couple of
columns written about Scouting from _Time_, _Newsweek_, and a couple of
>For a significant movement, why do the Scouts have such a low >news
profile? What can we do, what should we do, to improve it?
It all starts at the local level, Ed. I'll forward your way
a copy of a posting I made concerning that same subject when we talked about
it in November. In the two-parter which I sent a copy of to
_Scouters_Journal_, I talk about what the problems from
my perspective has been and what the BSA -- and us as Scouters and
Scouts -- need to do to "Keep the Promises Alive" and to maintain
volunteer hold over the program we've come to love and enjoy.
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