scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Media Coverage
Kyle Brehm (kbrehm@MCN.NET
Sat Feb 19 2000 - 03:11:52 CST
You do not know how awesome this media coverage of your Pinewood Derby
really is. Please don't second guess your affective press releases and
communication with the media.
Don't stop sending them just because they didn't show up for your
Newspapers and TV stations want to cover events which affect more of
their readers and viewers than not. More the merrier. The problem is
scout leaders and parents get upset when the media doesn't show up.
Unfortunately their first obligation is hard news, the human interest
features come second. Sometimes you're in, sometimes not, maybe it's a
slow news day but who cares.
The fact you had a computer aided track puts aside any myths scouting is
riding a back seat to the future. Then they covered basic scouting on
top of that with the quote by David Koser (age 8) "Me and my dad are a
great team," WHAT A GREAT STORY ! ! !