Re: MAJOR NEWS FLASH
William H. Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun Feb 15 10:32:54 1998
NOW is the time to push for the return of the ROVER SCOUT CREWS that we lost in the "Massacre of 1965".
The rest of the world has them, there's a ROVER MOOT in Canada, let's allow our youth to 25 to stay in
Scouting. I don't know about you guys and gals but even after college and the Marine Corps, I was more
interested in fun than leadership.
What do you all think about Rovering?
Alex Chacko John Neroth wrote:
> Wow, if this is true, it is BIG news. Actually, one can see hints
> leading up to this (e.g, the reinstitution of the Ranger and Silver
> Awards). I don't yet have enough information to decide whether I
> think this whole switch is a good thing, but here are some of my
> educated guesses and predictions about it.
> MOTIVE: I think the BSA is doing this to re-emphasize the traditional
> association between an outdoor program and its young-adult section.
> That's how Exploring started, Scouting was founded on an outdoor
> program, and the outdoor program is what has made Scouting strong.
> 1. This event will increase confusion in the general public
> about what the young-adult section of the BSA is all about.
> 2. Sea Exploring will become part of Venturing. (If this
> happens, I know you guys are going to hate yet another name change!)
> Notice that absolutely no mention of Sea Exploring is made in the
> 3. The Ranger and Silver Awards (advancement) will be
> available for earning by Venturers, while the GOLD Award
> (achievement) will be available for earning by Explorers under the
> Learning for Life program.
> 4. Venturers (except Sea Venturers, probably) will wear the
> green uniform shirt, while career-oriented Explorers will generally
> have no uniform.
> 1. Why will members of the current religious Exploring program
> become Venturers instead of remaining Explorers?
> 2. How will the creation of Venturing within the BSA serve to
> "protect our core traditional programs from legal challenges"? Is
> this about allowing all females (not just Sea Explorers) to have the
> opportunity to be part of an advancement (rank) program?
> 3. Why does the BSA always seem to associate its young-adult
> program (for boys and girls who have turned 14 and have completed the
> eighth grade but have not yet turned 21) with "high school age
> youth"? I don't know too many twenty-year-old high school students.
> What ever happened to Exploring/Venturing for youth who have
> graduated high school and are working or are in college?
> Well, this is all that I can think of for now.
> Yours in Scouting,
> Alex C. J. Neroth
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