Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Positive publicity for scouting
Re: Positive publicity for scouting
Sat, 28 Aug 1999 09:59:39 -0400
Betcha Susan called the biggest paper in Baltimore. In large cities
(over 10,000 population) go to the weekly or even the throw-aways.
On Fri, 27 Aug 1999 Omykidsmom@AOL.COM wrote:
> In a message dated 8/27/99 5:50:23 AM !!!First Boot!!!, rberg@RMI.NET writes:
> << I asked the City Editor how to get news items
> in the paper and here's what he told me. Most papers don't
> get enough local "good" news because nobody told them. It
> is best to write it down and take it in. If it is about an
> up-coming event, at least five days in advance. >>
> I wish that that were true, but it is not, at least in Baltimore. I direct
> a Cub Scout Day Camp each year, and we have some WONDERFUL Boy Scouts that
> work at camp. I called the editor of the Baltimore Sunpapers to try to get
> ANYTHING at all in the paper. I was told by the editor to forget it, because
> it wasn't news. Now if a leader had molested a boy that week, we can be
> assured that it would have been reported, but a good wholesome atmosphere
> where 25 Boy Scouts VOLUNTEERED 40 plus hours in one week wasn't good enough
> to be included.
> More power to your local's editor, wish there were more like him.
> Susan O'Connell