scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Library of Literature
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG
Sun Feb 27 2000 - 12:41:40 CST
On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Robert Johnson <ncc1701aa@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
>Second, is anyone else familiar with a pamphlet put out by National called
>"Scouting's Library of Literature"?? I have asked at my council office,
>and no one seems to know what I'm talking about. In fact, one of the
>ladies said I was the third person to ask her, and she still didn't know.
>I remember seeing it mentioned in the catalog on the literature pages,
>several years ago, but no longer have the old catalogs, and have misplaced
Funny you should ask. Just last month I was at the American Library
Association Midwinter Conference (in San Antonio) and one of the exhibitors
was the BSA. The rep in the booth was from National Supply (I think he was
affiliated with the Council store run by them). I picked up a bunch to
bring home since I had only heard of this, and had never seen one. (Most
folks here had not seen one, either.) They were encouraging librarians to
pick them up for info on how to order merit badge pamphlets.
On the back cover, the publication number is 70-080(99). My guess it that
they were trying to reduce inventory, since the requirements book featured
is the 99 edition, and I picked up the "y2k" edition at our local scout
store on Friday.
There is an toll free number heavily promoted in the pamphlet, I'd
encourage calling and asking. The number for ordering literature is:
I have not compared this with the catalog order phone number.
Hope this helps, YiS
Michael Golrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Troop 68, St. Theresa's Church, Trumbull CT
...and a good old Buffalo, too