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Posted By: Chuck Lee on: 10/30/2002 01:22:17 CST
Subject: Proper Use Of Signalists

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I'm focused on training materials at the moment.

Our group could stand to get a "By The Numbers" pamphlet, video, series of drawings, playbook - whatever form that works.

We could also stand to develop at least a trifold brochure to give to even organizers & the command staff for Brigades and Divisions under whose umbrellas we are sheltered that will make an abbreviated pitch explaining the proper use of signalists for events - and why they really need us.

For training aids as well as a "promo" piece, why not put together a series of still shots and put those on CD - slideshow or whatever presentation format you'd like - and sell me one or two, or send me the photos and let me put together the CD for all of us? We could post it to the SCARD website and let all the members download it to their own CDs.

I think I could buy or make a bunch of copies of CDs and donate them to our local high school Computer Departments, and use them as recruiting tools while the schools use them as examples of practical applications for a slide show presentation. As for recruiting juniors and seniors, say, so long as I already own the basic signaling equipment, then a kid really only has to get a uniform of some description - using our (as of yet undeveloped) SCARD Uniform Guidelines, of Seriously, don't you think that would be worth a shot? I'm paying about $ .20 a CD, I think, and we have six (?) high schools in Baton Rouge, and probably 30 students per class - that's not even $40. One high school would only be $6.00. That's awfully inexpensive, and draws from the pool we really want to find: young fellows.

If we put together a CD with aerial telegraphy and magnetic telegraphy and anything else we want to use, I'd present those to the Technology and the History Departments at the local high schools, and also our local colleges (Louisiana State University, and Southern University, which is one of the oldest all-black colleges in the country). We could really reach some folks, and do so inexpensively.

How about it? Anyone able and willing to pitch in and make this pig squeal?

Chuck Lee

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