scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: BS in political ad
Sat Jul 22 2000 - 19:19:47 CDT
My concern with the idea that a presidential candidate is using a BSA image
is, there are trying to use the BSA to promote themselves. How many youth
of the age depicted in the ad sit in school in a complete uniform. It is
obvious that this was a staged event. The youth was dressed in a uniform
for that ad.
If a BSA unit was walking buy or happened to be in the shot then fine. If a
candiate wants to stress there personal involvement in Scouting fine.
But after several days of thought, this bugs me. It is not a
democratic/republican thing, it is trying to look good because Scouting is
Yours in Scouting
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