Re: Troop Newsletters
Chaplain Morrison (aettch@EMAIL.GRAFENWOEHR.ARMY.MIL)
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 16:24:50 -0500
>I am gathering info for upcoming Roundtable Presentation on troop
>newsletters. I'd appreciate all ideas on topics, who writes, length, how
>often , etc.
I like to use the troop newsletter as a way to keep the parents of the boys
informed about what we have accomplished and what we are doing in the near
future. Therefore, we do not emphasize a boy-written paper. Rather, the
articles come from the CC, the SM, and other materials are gathered to be
included by the editor.
Other materials include pieces on the scout ideals (Oath, Law, Motto,
Outdoor Code), a calandar of upcoming events, calls for adult volunteers,
acknowledgement of new scouts and advancements, Thank you's for work done or
help received, articles on OA, Woodbadge, Uniforms and Equipment, book
reports, whatever, etc.
Our SM also sends out a one pager entitled "Scoutmaster's Minute" which is
sent almost weekly to the boys and which gives them details on the next
event being planned as well as containing an object lesson in keeping with
Just a day or two prior to the district Roundtable our ADC sends out a
district newsletter with information about the upcoming roundtable and
forms/flyers for important events which have to be acted upon in the near
future like registration for Jambo, summer camp, InterCamp, etc. This
letter goes out to selected Scouters, CC's, SMs, selected Commissioners.
Using these various means of communication everyone seems to get the
information that they need.
TCC, BSA Troop 261
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City