Re: Newsletter Help
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 11:12:10 -0600
At 09:53 AM 11/25/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Following is a summary of my recent Roundtable presentation
>on Communicating with Parents and Scouts (ie: Newsletters).
>It's based on success/experience in three different troops:
Great summary. One or 2 comments.
> Note that your
>Scouts hear most everything at meetings.
Not necessarily true. We started the newsletter precisely because the boys
frequently do *not* hear things at meetings, or at least don't hear them
correctly & completely.
>The newsletter should NOT be written by the Scoutmaster.
>He/She has enough to do.
I disagree here. I've done it both ways and I much prefer writing it
myself. Since I have to write half the articles myself to insure that they
say what I want them to say it is just as easy for me to do the whole thing.
I keep a file in my word processor and add articles as i think of them, then
run off the complete one when I want. Now, help with duplicating & mailing
is another matter.
>Finally, don't be afraid to copy your Friendly DE, and be
>sure to send copies to a couple key people in your Charter
>Org. At least they'll know what you're up to, and it may
>avoid some calendar conflicts.
Good point--they really appreciate it.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(414) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City