In one of the Scouting forums, someone accused me of just trying to get a video on the front page of Youtube when I suggested that we try this “Youtube Scouting Video Day” experiment on February 8th. Before I saw the comment someone had already replied to him that that was the point. I had to chuckle to myself. That was the purpose of the experiment, but I do not think he understood the reasoning behind my idea.
The way I see it, if we can get a video or two to the Youtube front page then the chances are pretty good that more boys and parents will see it then these commercials were ever seen when they aired on local television stations at 2:00 in the morning. Besides, many of the Youtube users are teenagers. Aren’t they the ones we want to know about Scouting?
So yes, I am trying to get these videos on the front page. I am trying to promote Scouting, and I need everyone’s help to accomplish this. And this way of doing it does not cost any council or district a dime to have people watch it.
By the way, if I was going to try just to get a video to the front page to boost my ego, don’t you think I would have suggested one of my own original videos? I am trying to promote Scouting, not myself, with this experiment.