scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: "I Would Like to See..." (Was Re: "Why Boys' Life?")
Brown Michael-EMB021 (Michael_Brown-EMB021@EMAIL.MOT.COM
Mon Nov 01 1999 - 10:00:27 CST
>From: "(MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)"
>Someone else (Richard Flores, email@example.com), who's not a member of this
>list but read the comments through one of the websites which "carry"
>Scouts-L (he didn't say which one...) suggested the following:
>- A quarterly "program update" which can be photocopied and shared with
>other Scouters announcing new programs, booklets, and videotapes, with the
>BSA stock number for ordering. It's a shame that the only way that most
>Scouters that want to really stay up on this stuff have to wait until the
>following summer or fall to find out that the booklet they were waiting to
>get updated has been updated and sent out to the units and Councils months
Actually, for a period of time in the 50s & 60s, National used to do this.
There were Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer Program Quarterlies. These
were discontinued around 1966 or so, and the material incorporated into
Scouting mag. But you'd only get the issue with this material IF your
primary registration was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Explorer unit leader.
This practice continues to this day.
Frankly, I'd rather see more information, program stuff, literature then
How about bringing back some of those great Boy's Life reprints??
Michael R. Brown
Venturing Crew #1838