scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Home from California 3fer
Mon Jul 03 2000 - 13:46:54 CDT
1. RE: BSA Today. Turns out this is NOT sent to every CO, but is offered in
bulk to every council that wants it to distribute to all of its CO's. So you
now know who to discuss this topic with, and it isn't Relationships in Irving.
2. RE: Whoever responded to me that they had their own mind and own opinions
they wanted to express if contacted by the press. Response: I had no idea you
were a corporate spokesperson for the organization named in the lawsuit,
which was the not-for-profit organization Boy Scouts of America.
And if you ARE NOT their spokesperson, you cannot respond for them nor should
you do anything to make a local newspaper try to make it sound like you are.
No matter what your opinions are and whether they are in agreement or not. I
even called home and gave the same instructions to my wife and my 13-year-old
should the press call and try to tempt them into speaking.
*I* may be an idiot who gets in trouble for opening his mouth at the wrong
time and in the wrong place from time to time but that does not mean all the
rest of us have to be.
In fact, this was one time I was caught again, National would prefer you
refer questions to your local council first.
3. If you are ever asked to participate in supporting and helping Scouting
grow, take the chance and do it. This is my second GA in a booth, 9-4 or
later every day, meetings every evening, and the only thing I would change
right now is that I take the experiance of stuffing the mail boxes of the
commissioners and presbyteries and synods and turn it into a "Provide the
paper, we'll stuff the boxes for only $xx" business before we go to
Louisville in 2001 (and Columbus in 2002 and Denver in 2003, if cities wish
to brace themselves).