Re: Boy's Life
Rob Lee (roblee@PACBELL.NET)
Sun, 21 Jul 1996 09:09:52 -0700
At 01:41 PM 7/21/96 +0000, you wrote:
>Our Pack does not receive Boy's Life. The problem in our Pack starts in
>Tiger Cubs and back to school night. As far back as I can tell we have been
>100% non- subsribers. I can remember at our back to school night we were
>told not to bother with Boy's Life. I insisted but lost the argument=
>my son was not reading at that time. 4 months later he was reading.
I'm not I understand any group that is not economically disadvantage not
taking Boy's Life. In our pack the pack buys the magazine for all boys. We
just include it in the base dues, then write the check for recharter. We
scholarship dues for people in distress and always include the magazine at
According to the Boy's Life folks about a year ago, close to half of all
Scouts don't subscribe. I asked them why they didn't just include it in the
dues and scholarship it for everyone, since BL claims that this makes a key
difference in someone staying the program for a longer period of time. BL
said that wouldn't be fair to the people that paid. I argue that if BL keeps
a boy in the program longer, get it to him any way you can.
With that said, consider going to a local business concerned about
supporting readin literacy, show them the publication, explain your need,
get them to buy the intial subscriptions for one year, and let everyone try
it out. If you have 30 boys in the unit, this is only going to be $210 -
something almost any business or civic group can afford.
Good luck on turning this around.
I used to be an Owl...W-CS-34
Arrow of Light 1966, Eagle 1971, OA Brotherhood
ADC, Rancho Del Mar
Orange County Council
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