Re: World Moot
Patrick LAM (email@example.com)
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 09:43:23 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Mark McCormack wrote:
> Nice one Patrick, especially about the ten reasons, tongue in check always
> goes down well. There is a couple of Rover Crews in the US, but they are
> located near the Canadian Border, this shows that Canada does have some
> influence on the US. I can understand the Swiss wanting to go somewhere with
> out mountains. Kandestag International Scout camp in Switzerland is in a
> Brilliant location in the Mountains.
I believe that there are three Rover crews in the US which exist under a
grandfather clause; as soon as they stop renewing their charter, they
cease to exist... I haven't heard much recent info about them.
I'd love to go to Kandestag someday. I didn't have a chance to do so
last time I was in Europe. I guess I'll have to go again. :)
> As for the 8th World Moot here in Australia there were a 747 load of Swedes
> came. 2 more female than males and all were leaders. After the Moot there
> was a lot of talk about establishing rovers in Sweden, and more Talk after
> the 9th as well. I still do not know if this has happened yet.
Yes, there were Swedish Rovers at the 10th World Moot. They're just
restarting up, but a few crews seem to be working, which is really cool.
I'm not sure exactly how far along they are, though.
I think their blue shirts are sort of nifty-- although some Swedish
scouts wear the dark green shirts.
> Rovers is the only scouting section that is growing in Australia, maybe this
> is saying something about scouting. Or is it that with Rovers being totally
> self governing that people were scared that Rovers will take away somethimg
> of their Empire. This I can assure is not the case in Australia, if is not
> for Rovers who act as volunteers at Jamborees and other functions, scouting
> in Australia would be a lot more expensive.
Unfortunately in Canada Rovers aren't totally self-governing. There
exist Rover Round Tables but they aren't as influential.