scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Troop Communication
Steve Hoar (shoar@INFINET.COM
Fri Nov 12 1999 - 12:56:22 CST
At 10:50 AM 11/12/99 , you wrote:
>Do most folks use a combination of methods to ensure families are informed
>of activities? The Newsletter for the Calendar, updates by another
>method? Use the "3" rule that is used at Roundtable? And which 3 methods
>of communication. Thanks for any help.
The whole issue of communications in the troop is frustrating and
at the same time amusing. We e-mail out our info, Post it to the
troop web site, mail it out to the scouts and scouters, pass it out
at committee meetings and troop meetings. Yet, some folks
profess ignorance of what is in the mail ..'Gee, I didn't get that!'..
Short of tatoos, some folks never get the news. You can only do
what you can do. You can transmit all you want but if the
receiver it turned off, the message won't get through. YOu can
have the most exciting well put together program in the world
but if they are not open to the news, it will do no good.
One of the more challenging situations to deal with is where a
parent filters the news. Why? If the scout doesn't find out what
is going on it lessens the workload on the parent. Oh well.