Re: "Save The Scouts!" Petition -- Please Read...
- Check out the National BSA web site at http://www.scouting.org/
You'll notice in the "News" section a reference to "Supporting Our
Scouts Act". The BSA did not give specific direction, but, the
implication is to write your congressman.
Jon, I'm glad you brought this to our attention.
BTW, a "thread" in the last couple of months of QST, entitled "GOTA"
suggested getting on the air every day and making at least one
contact. Several good reasons given -- such as occupy the spectrum.
I'd like to suggest GASOTAOAM "Get A Scout On The Air Once A Month".
We often talk about Radio Scouting and lament how few young people
get their licenses. We should all commit to demonstrating Ham Radio
to scouts so they at least know what it is. Consider how much
exposure youth get to computers before they ever get on the keyboard
or use a mouse.
Many years ago I was taught that if you make a hundred cold calls on
non-qualified customers you get no more than 17 who are interested
and close on only 1.7. If we qualify our customers, those that
have a real interest, the closures can be as high as 25% -- and
that's by allowing the customer "hands on" exposure.
What are you waiting for? GASOTAOAM ! ... and write your congressman.
73, Frank KR1ZAN
--- In ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com, "Jon Pearl - W4ABC"
> "BSA hasn't asked for this "help" from a political group, whothat I gladly write in support of my council. Whether you like it or
> eventually asks you for money to help them with other non-scouting
> related political campaigns."
> I've yet to see the BSA ask for help, other than the monthly check
not, "politics" and the money that runs politics - runs America and
many a 'cause'. That being said; the petitioner simply asks for your
endorsement. As to whether or not they'll "eventually" ask for
money, I don't know. As it stands now, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander
(Eagle Scout) and Bill Frist are taking a pro-active stance by
introducing legislation to thwart those whose agenda is to, daily,
chip away at the BSA.
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