Re: Salvation Army
Henry Grabkowitz (hgrabkow@CONCENTRIC.NET)
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 22:05:13 -0500
You just said the magic words. A Scout selling in Wal-Mart is an example of
fronting for a FOR-PROFIT operation. A Scout or Scout Unit operating in
concert with a responsible and nationally-known CHARITABLE SERVICE
organization I think is more reasonable. Is it any different for a Scout
asking people to donate blood for the Red Cross?
>Doug, I can certainly sympathize with WHY you want to support the Salvation
>Army. It's not that I'm saying the Salvation Army is bad (certainly not!).
> I'm just questioning the representation issue of Scouts in uniform
>supporting money-making schemes for other organizations. I don't think
>we'd allow a uniformed Scout to go to Wal-Mart and try to sell something.
>There's a difference, you say? Yes, I agree, but WHAT is the difference
>and does the BSA agree?
>Again, I'm just questioning the representation issue.
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