scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: SCOUTING & THE PRESS
John Vennewitz (Jwvenn19@IDT.NET
Fri Nov 12 1999 - 10:32:57 CST
I would suggest that before you pass along information as news (Subject
: Scouting & The Press), you attempt to verify the validity of the
This is internet lore, that has been around since 1997 (as far back as I
can document it.) It began as a piece from Wales, with a newscaster
interviewing a youth leader. It evolved into a story about the military,
scouting and NPR.
In this particular evolution of the story, it demeans; scouting, the
military and women.
The internet is a fantastic resource, but it also carries a
responsibility on the user to post accurate information, because the
potential for damage is so great, due to its broad reach.