Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Positive publicity for scouting
Re: Positive publicity for scouting
Sat, 28 Aug 1999 11:45:04 -0400
It depends. I find that the Philadelphia Inquirer publishes "good" news
stories on a regular basis. They have a Neighbors section (which actually
covers a fairly wide geographical area) and there are somewhat frequent
stories about Scouting. It usually needs a special twist, but it is there.
I credit the Council for this. Maybe the contacts have to be started at a
high-level within the Council to generate a good relationship.
At 09:59 AM 8/28/99 -0400, Cheryl Singhal wrote:
>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
>> << 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
>> 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,
>> 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
>> to be included.
>> More power to your local's editor, wish there were more like him.
>> Susan O'Connell
Troop 296, Troop Committee, Advancement Chair
Cradle of Liberty Council
1999 Silver Stag (JLT) Staff
I used to be an Eagle (NE-IV-89)