Re: Troop Newsletters
Robert Gerhard (ZonieCat@AOL.COM)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 16:05:14 -0500
I think there are two roads a Troop Newsletter can take: 1) A boy-written
newsletter relating events participated in; 2) A form of relaying information
from the Troop to the boys and parents.
Obviously, in #1, the boys will do the majority of the work. Let them take
it and run!
In #2, there should probably be a Newsletter Committee under the Troop
Committee. I would include important information on upcoming events.
Perhaps a word from the treasurer regarding finances; a word from the
Advancement Chair congratulating those who are advancing; a word from any
other area with something timely and important to report. There should be a
regular column from the Scoutmaster, also.
I put out a Den Newsletter now detailing upcoming events and noting what
Boys' Life articles can be used for which acheivements. My past Pack
Newsletters have included notes of congratulations, calendars of events, and
a look down the road at upcoming opportunities and events.
Be sure there's a spot on their for contact numbers so Parents can reach who
they need when they have questions.
Hope this helps!
Cub Pack 83
Ft. Worth, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City