Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Scouts in TV ad
Re: Scouts in TV ad
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 08:44:36 -0500
> Anyone seen the new ad for "The Money Store"?
> The announcer talks over a scene of a Scouter and Scouts
> loading a vehicle for a camping trip or some other similar
> The uniforms look like "the genuine article" to me.
> Isn't there some regulation about the appearance of
> endorsement of a product or service?
Yes there is. This is in direct violation. The BSA does not endorse
products - even Trails End Popcorn does not get to use the BSA logo.
I discussed this with my DE this weekend and he felt that the BSA would
know about this by now and have taken action. I don't know who we should
tell, but we should tell someone - just in case.
Tim Hewitt, Scoutmaster
Troop 350, Old Orchard Beach, Maine