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Posted on 08/27/2007 2:08:25 PM PDT by fgoodwin
Scouts Nationwide to Compete for 100th Anniversary Logo
Once-in-a-Lifetime Design Contest Celebrates Boy Scouts of America's Coming 2010 Milestone
DALLAS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all Scouts! Nearly three million Scouting youth from every corner of the country are invited to participate in a special contest launched today by the Boy Scouts of America to design the new logo that will showcase BSA's upcoming 100th anniversary.
Centered on the theme "Celebrating the Adventure. Continuing the Journey," the winning logo design will be chosen by a select panel of judges for use as the official symbol of the 100th anniversary beginning in 2008 and for the duration of BSA's widespread celebration culminating in 2010.
"As we approach this important organizational milestone we'll be working hard to inspire, engage, and empower the entire Scouting community," said incoming Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. "What better way to create a logo that signifies the true spirit of Scouting than to go directly to the source- our talented youth? We are inviting every Scout to help us develop a design that truly captures Scouting's rich heritage and the promise of our journey ahead."
The overall winner will work side-by-side with nationally recognized graphic artist and Eagle Scout Kit Hinrichs in his San Francisco office to prepare the design for the variety of formats required for its widespread national use.
Entries are due by midnight, November 30, 2007. In addition to a best overall design winner, judges will select winners in four other categories: best design by a Webelos Scout or Cub Scout, a Boy Scout, an Eagle Scout, and a Venturer.
Winners in each of the five categories will be chosen in January 2008 and will be honored at a special BSA leadership meeting in May 2008. Every registered Scout who enters the contest will receive a special patch and certificate. Additionally, participation in this contest fulfills one of the requirements for a Graphics Arts Merit Badge.
Members of the selection panel have been chosen for their experience and expertise in graphic arts, culture, history, and Scouting volunteerism and achievement. In addition to Hinrichs, panel members include:
-- Elaine Didier, director, President Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
-- Ann B. N'Gadi, BSA volunteer and technical information specialist with the Smithsonian Institution's Museum Conservation Institute
-- John Gottschalk, BSA executive vice president and chairman and CEO of the Omaha World-Herald Company
-- Joe Csatari, renowned Scouting artist
-- Christian Tobler, Eagle Scout and graphic arts student
-- Stephen Medlicott, director, BSA Marketing and Communications Division
-- Jim Wilson, associate publisher and director of BSA Custom Communications Division
-- Larry Knapp, director, BSA Merchandising Division
-- Ethan Draddy, Scout executive, Jersey Shore Council, Toms River, N.J.
-- Kent York, director of marketing, Northern Star Council, St. Paul, Minn.
First incorporated in February 1910, BSA is known for the motto "Be Prepared." In keeping with that spirit of preparation, the organization is planning a broad, purpose-driven 100th anniversary celebration over the next few years to "reintroduce" Scouting in America-to celebrate the organization's past and to reinforce the important role Scouting will play in shaping the country's future, Mazzuca said. The goal of the 100th anniversary logo contest is to create a memorable design that captures and embodies that message for the nation.
"Scouting has been and continues to be an important part of my life," Hinrichs said. "I am very excited to have been asked to be part of this celebration and contest, but I am even more excited to see what comes from the talent, creativity and teamwork from Scouts throughout this great country."
Submissions may be entered through the BSA's new 100th anniversary Web site, http://www.scouting.org/100years, or by mail to: Boy Scouts of America; P.O. Box 152079; Irving, Texas 75015-2079; ATTN: Anniversary Logo Contest.
All contest rules will be included on the Web site, and additional contest information will be packaged and sent to Boy Scout leaders and volunteers in councils, packs, troops, and crews across the country.
SOURCE Boy Scouts of America
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There’s a “Graphics Arts Merit Badge”? I thought gays weren’t allowed to be scouts.
Merit badge requirements
1. Review with your counselor the processes for producing printed communications: offset lithography, screen printing, electronic/digital,relief, and gravure. Collect samples of three products, each one produced using a different printing process, or draw diagrams to help with your description.
2. Explain the differences between continuous tone, line, and halftone artwork. Describe how it can be created and/or stored in a computer.
3. Design a printed piece (flier, T-shirt, program, form, etc.) and produce it. Explain your decisions for the typeface or typefaces you use and the way you arrange the elements in your design. Explain which printing process is best suited for printing your design. If desktop publishing is available, identify what hardware and software would be appropriate for outputting your design.
4. Produce the design you created for requirement 3 using one of the following printing processes:
a. Offset lithography
Make a layout and produce a plate using a process approved by your counselor. Run the plate and print at least 50 copies.
b. Screen printing
Make a hand-cut or photographic stencil and attach it to a screen that you have prepared. Mask the screen and print at least 20 copies.
c. Electronic/digital printing
Using both text and graphics, create a layout in electronic form, download it to the press or printer, and run 50 copies.
d. Relief printing
Prepare a layout or set the necessary type. Make a plate or lock up the form. Use this to print 50 copies.
5. Review the following postpress operations with your counselor:
a. Discuss the finishing operations of padding, drilling, cutting, and trimming.
b. Collect, describe, or identify examples of the following types of binding: perfect, spiral, plastic comb, saddle stitched, and case.
6. Do ONE of the following, then describe the highlights of your visit:
a. Visit a newspaper printing plant: Follow a story from the editor to the press.
b. Visit a retail, commercial, or in-plant printing facility: Follow a project from beginning to end.
c. Visit a schools graphic arts program: Find out what courses are available and what the prerequisites are.
d. Visit three Web sites (with your parents permission) that belong to graphic arts professional organizations and/or printing-related companies (suppliers, manufacturers, printers): With permission from your parent or counselor, print out or download product or service information from two of the sites.
7. Find out about three career opportunities in graphic arts. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
Source: Graphic Arts merit badge pamphlet (33374B)
They are not and there is not much “gay” about Graphic arts as any printer, sign maker, or T-shirt maker will tell you.
Leadership.... Knowing about grapic arts is helpful to manage the graphic artists in your employ.
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