Scouting in the News
Occasionally, Scouting gets local media coverage. Below is a list of what we are aware of. If you know of some coverage we aren't aware of and have it to share, please let us know by contacting the Chickasaw Council's Director of Support, Drew Armstrong at 901-327-4193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 10, 2014
For Immediate Release
“The Spark” on WKNO-TV Looks at Scouting in the Mid-South
In this month’s episode of the monthly series The Spark, premiering Thursday, February
20 at 9:00 p.m., host Jeremy Park meets
with three Memphis professionals to discuss scouting in the Mid-South. A
co-production of WKNO with Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club (LPBC) and Media
Source, The Spark airs the third
Thursday of each month on WKNO/Channel 10.
The Spark is a
monthly 30-minute series about business and community leaders who are fueling
change by giving back to the Mid-South. Each month we showcase several of these
hometown heroes who are affecting change and leading by example. Major funding
is provided by Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, Data Facts, and State Systems,
Inc., with additional funding from Baptist Memorial Health Care and Christian
This month, host Jeremy Park sits
down with Richard Fisher, Scout Executive/Chief Executive Officer of the
Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America; Angela Woods, former CEO of the
Girl Scouts Heart of the South; and Bob McBride, President of State Systems,
Inc., to discuss how scouting plays a role in the Mid-South youth community.
Fisher demonstrates how the Chickasaw
Council is impacting more than 14,000 youth across 17 counties here in the
Mid-South through their local programs and more than 3,500 volunteers. He
highlights how the Boy Scouts of America is much more than camping, swimming,
challenge courses, learning knots, earning merit badges, and selling popcorn.
The organization is teaching youth to lead by example and understand the
importance of community service with opportunities to dream big and try new
adventures. Fisher highlights some of the updates and renovations taking
place with area campsites and also talks about ScoutReach, which is helping inner-city
youth, who normally would not have access to Scouting, become engaged and enjoy
the benefits of the programs.
Angela Woods discusses how the
Girl Scouts Heart of the South is building girls of courage, confidence, and
character who are helping to make the world a better place. The organization
serves 59 counties with more than 13,500 girls participating, and more than 4,000
girls in Greater Memphis. Woods highlights their five key program areas and how
they are helping girls discover themselves and their values, connect with
others, and take action. She also talks about their famous cookies and their
new anti-bullying education initiative.
Bob McBride shares how his
locally-owned company that focuses on protecting life and property also gives
back to our community. McBride details the history of State Systems, Inc.
and some of their business lines, like Fire Alarm and Fire Extinguisher
testing, inspection, service and installation, along with structured cabling,
fire sprinklers, and video hosting solutions. He discusses his family’s
tie to both Boy Scouts of America Chickasaw Council and Girl Scouts Heart of
the South. McBride also highlights some of his company’s other
philanthropic efforts, like their partnership with The Exchange Club Family
The Spark airs Thursday, February 20 at 9:00 p.m. and repeats at 2:00 a.m. on
WKNO/Channel 10. It also airs Saturday, February 22 at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, February
23 at 10:00 a.m. on WKNO. It will repeat Saturday, February 22 at 3:30 p.m. on WKNO2,
available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Cable Channel 910.
About The Lipscomb
Pitts Breakfast Club
The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is a privately-funded
catalyst for the Mid-South, serving to enrich business leaders and impact the
community. The organization hosts over 100 events each year, including a
Signature Breakfast Series that brings together 400 business and community
leaders who shape the Mid-South.
About Media Source
Media Source is a
full-service corporate and broadcast television production firm based in
Memphis, and was founded by Joe Incardona after his career as an award-winning
on-air reporter for KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City and WREG-TV in Memphis.
The company also
provides local and national media monitoring services to a host of corporate
and non-profit organizations nationwide.
Among its television
production credits, Media Source has produced broadcast material for ABC News,
PBS, CBS “60 Minutes,” CNN, CNBC, TV One, and national TV networks in Germany,
Austria, Japan, and France. In addition, the firm has produced local broadcast
TV shows and segments for Memphis Light, Gas, and Water, and Methodist
Healthcare. Corporate television clients
have included Baptist Memorial Health Care, Hilton Worldwide, Lipscomb &
Pitts Insurance, Power & Tel, Cspire Wireless, and the City of Memphis.
WKNO is a non-profit, private foundation serving the
Mid-South for more than 57 years. An important community resource, WKNO uses
the power of non-commercial public broadcasting to provide the Mid-South with
quality educational and cultural programs that inform, entertain, and inspire.
For more information: wkno.org
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Please visit our communications page for more.