Re: Boys life increase
Ed/Evie/Cindy Gibson (egibson@MOOSE.NCIA.NET)
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 19:13:28 -0400
On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Joseph Alessi wrote:
> Laurie Danford asks:
> >> SO what do they do? Skip Boy's Life? <<
> That would be my suggestion. Boy's life is not critical to the program you
> should be delivering.
> As an alternative, why not "consolidate" for this year and have half the
> boys order boys life, and share it with their den?
> I understand your frustration with the communications problems, but I don't
> think that you will get anywhere with trying to avoid the increase.
> Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.14
> District Advancement Chair, Lafayette District
> ASM Troop 313
> Advisor to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge
> I used to be an Owl
I would think more then once about not subscribing to Boys Life.
It may not be critical to the program but it gets the program
into the home for the parents to see. It can show that there is much
more to Scouting than just weekly meetings. In some cases, I have found
that it may be the only printed material that enters the home other than
school books. It is the Scout's, it is written on a level he can
understand, the pictures help the story and it may encourage a boy to
read just for the fun of it, rather than becouse it required for school.
It may be hard to believe but there are far more people who can not read
than you would think, anything that encourages reading is good, quality
material is very good.
When I was involved in Cub Scouts, a Boy's Life subscription for
each boy was automatic as it is with the Boy Scout troop I am now part
of. It is good reading, good advertising for the program, may get some
youth thinking about new ideas and it make them aware that thereis more
to Scouting than their own den or pack. If there is any way you can
afford it, keep it.
The Gibson family (Ed, Evie, Cindy, Lady, Galileo, and Moondrop)
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