Scouter's DIGEST or Scouter's JOURNAL
Paul Ferris (paul_ferris@CYBRZN.COM)
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 17:23:42 -0700
TO: All readers of Scouts-L
Since January 1986 I have published (6 times a year) a four-paged newsletter
called Scouter's Digest. Subtitled "Condensed Scouting News for Busy Scout
Leaders." It started in Coleman, Wisconsin but later moved to it's present
location in Marinette, Wisconsin. In 12 years I've never missed a deadline or
Several years ago a new, multi-paged, tabloid sized publication called
Scouter's Journal published by Terry Howerton of Kansas City, Missouri
appeared on the scene. I've never met Terry in person but we've talked many
times on the phone. I've even written book reviews for the "Journal."
However, start-up was rough for the "Journal" and funding was always a
problem but Terry has held on and kept his subscribers advised. His
toll-free, 1-800-SCOUTER number has never changed.
Then the confusion started. Good hearted Scouters received my
promotional postcards for Scouter's "Digest" and remember (in error) they had
not received a recent issue of Scouter's "Journal." (One even sent the
"Digest" his cancelled check made out to Scouter's "Journal" as proof
of his payment to the "Digest."}
My number is on the postcard so when they call me and I refer them to Terry
and he offers a refund. Some even post on the Internet and other Scouting
forums about being ripped off, thus smearing both publications.
Truth is, we're both providing an unofficial service for Scouters.
The two publications are not competitive because a newsletter is not
multi-page, tabloid-sized magazine.
Please help spread the word that there are TWO publications.
Thanks, and good Scouting to you,
Paul Ferris, Editor/Publisher
Scouter's Digest newsletter
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City