To convince the USPS to honor Scouting on our 100th anniversary as more than 90 other nations are already doing
USPS CURRENTLY PLANS TO IGNORE SCOUTING ANNIVERSARY
According to the August 24th issue of Linn’s Stamp News, the US Postal Service currently plans to ignore the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, the nation’s largest and most successful youth organization with over 100 million Americans having been members. Nearly ninety other countries have honored the 100th anniversary of Scouting with postage stamps, but the Postal Service of the country with one of the largest Scouting organizations thinks it’s not that important!
According to Linn’s, the preliminary 2010 USPS Commemorative Stamp Program was announced August 6th by David Failor, USPS Executive Director of Stamp Services during the American Philatelic Association Stamp Show in Pittsburg. Linn’s reports:
“In answer to a question raised during the meeting, Failor acknowledged that a stamp on the subject of Scouting is still under consideration for 2010, the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
Responding to a question about whether there will be a stamp for the Boy Scouts in 2010, Failor replied, “At this point no, but I wouldn’t totally close the door on it”
If you think that Scouting should be recognized with a USPS postage stamp, make your feelings known! Write a personal letter to Mr. Failor. Also, ask your Senators, Representatives and other elected officials to support the 100th anniversary of Scouting Stamp! Urge them to write to the Postmaster General requesting that the 100th anniversary of Scouting First Class Postage Stamp be issued.
Your help is greatly needed. Time is of the essence! Spread the word to other Scouts, Scouters and concerned citizens. Please write a letter on your letterhead to:
Mr. David E. Failor
USPS Executive Director Stamp Services
1735 N Lynn St Suite 5018
Arlington VA 22209
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St., Suite 5013
Arlington VA 22209-6432
Postmaster General John E. (Jack) Potter
United States Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC 20260
Copy your US Representative and Senator on the letter and send them a copy with a hand written note asking for their help.
Their Addresses are:
Address for Representatives:
(Your Representative), United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515.
Address for Senators:
(Your Senator), United States Senate, Washington, DC 20510.
You may also additionally email your legislators:
or call them toll-free at the U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 800-962-3524.
Be a part of this ground swell grass roots effort!
1. Have the USPS issue a stamp in 2010 for the 100th anniversary of Scouting
2. We had a stamp for the 50th & 75th anniversary
3. 1000's of Scouts each year earn Stamp Collecting Merit Badge