scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Scouts used in corporate advertising?
Thu Feb 10 2000 - 14:21:51 CST
Have you all seen the Scouts shown on the ad for the loan company? A
leader and boys are loading camping gear into a car while the voice-over
talks about how the loan company helped a man (presumably the leader)
with his finances. Although "Boy Scouts" is never specifically
mentioned, there is no doubt the boys and leader are all wearing Scout
uniforms. The International Brotherhood patch is clearly visible on one
closeup, as are the BSA emblems on BSA hats, the red shoulder loops,
merit badge sashes, etc. Does anyone know whether BSA approved this?
There's another ad which irks me. I can't remember who it is for
(lawyers, perhaps), but ends with the tag line, "Scout's honor".