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    Scouting Magazine

    We have received our scouting magazines today. There are four members in our house and think it totally ridiculous that four are delivered.
    Not only is it a waste of paper and printing costs but the poor postman has to deliver them.

    We share one magazine and remove the suppliments out of the others then immediately put the magazines in recycling.

    Total waste of money. I'm sure this must happen to other families.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcc View Post
    We have received our scouting magazines today. There are four members in our house and think it totally ridiculous that four are delivered.
    Not only is it a waste of paper and printing costs but the poor postman has to deliver them.

    We share one magazine and remove the suppliments out of the others then immediately put the magazines in recycling.

    Total waste of money. I'm sure this must happen to other families.
    Login to MMS on scouts.org.uk and change the Scouting Magazine option in Mailings to No Magazine for 3 of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASLChris View Post
    You can opt-out on scouts.org.uk!
    I agree totally - either that or drop your "spares" in at the local doctors, dentists, and hairdressers to give a refreshing change to the other mags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcc View Post
    We have received our scouting magazines today. There are four members in our house and think it totally ridiculous that four are delivered.
    Not only is it a waste of paper and printing costs but the poor postman has to deliver them.

    We share one magazine and remove the suppliments out of the others then immediately put the magazines in recycling.

    Total waste of money. I'm sure this must happen to other families.
    So why not log in online and change the option no state you don't want it.

    The mailing lists are generated from the database and as it is a computer they cannot pick out duplicates as there are 1000s, plus some people do want them.

    Oops!

    Someone got there before me!!

    Oops! somebody else covered what i had to say.

    Why are you binning the others - why not let Scouts or parents see them or put them in Drs waiting room etc - until you cancel of course.

    In fact why not cancel them all and you can all read it online and just print off anything that you actually want on paper.

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