Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Cool Scouts....
Re: Cool Scouts....
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 10:51:11 -0500
Neil Lupton made some very excellent suggestions, which may work better
than mine, but if you're desperate, sometimes you need to scatter-shot.
Approach the PTA newsletter editor for the JrHi and HS your Troop draws
from. See if she'll run short articles about the Troop (Troop 999
invites you to join them on their camping trip to Gettysburg National
Park; or Troop 1111 has 3 seats left on their ski trip to Vail sort of
thing -- but be SURE to use the phrase call xxx-xxxx for information on
cost of trip). Editor may be willing to add in a flyer about BSA once a
year (January is a good time to ask because the editor is tired and doesn't
want to think much about scaring up stories).
Also, 30-sec PSAs recorded by the Boys can usually find a spot to air,
even if it's at midnight (which is when most teenagers do their homework).
If your CO has a newsletter, make sure you get your paragraph in EVERY
If your HS has a foreign exchange program, invite a foreign student to
talk about his country. Even if it doesn't, any urban school these days
is likely to have students from several different countries.
Got a college nearby? Twice a year (beginning of Fall and Spring
semester) put a "Troop 444 welcomes you to our area! xxx-xxxx" ad in the
college newspaper. Splurge if you can afford it and get a 1" display ad.
It's rather interesting how much people want to be associated with other
people who are in the news. (g)
And, of course, it may not work. But, it can't hurt to try.