In our world of Lone Scouts there are many things to learn. The most important is the
etiquette of letter writing. Here's a few pointers:
Don't write to a famous Booster and say, "Please answer quickly." A Booster is loaded down with mail and answers at the first opportunity.
Don't write to a famous Booster without inclosing a stamp for reply. If some of our leading Boosters answered all their mail, and had to "pony out" for all the postage they would be bankrupt, so to insure a reply, be certain to enclose postage.
Don't write to a Lone Scout three or four lines and then add a postscript, "Write me a long letter, soon."
Always put your address on for safety's sake to prevent your letter from going to the Dead Letter Office.
Don't write with a pencil. It doesn't make a good impression.
Do write in a neat, uniform, handwriting, in ink. Make your letter interesting, and not too short, although be sure not to draw it out so long that it grows tiresome.
Don't ask a lot of questions. Mention casually that you are so and so, and so and so, and then ask your questions.
If typewriting your letter, sign your letter in ink, or, if you do typewrite your name, be sure to add your name written in ink.
And lastly, don't ask how he got the title "L.S.C." (Lone Scout Chief). You know how he got it, only by hard work and perseverance.
Don't sign your letter "Yours truly;" it is more advisable to put "Fraternally yours," "Your brother Scout," or "Sincerely yours."
Lone Scout Volume 8, May 24, 1919.
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