Alex Chacko John Neroth (aneroth@leland.Stanford.EDU)
Thu Feb 19 22:35:52 1998
Under my plan, here's what Posts would call themselves.
Explorer Scout Post 123 -- Venturing, BSA
Sea Scout Ship 123 -- Venturing, BSA
Arts & Hobbies Post 123 -- Venturing, BSA
Religion Post 123 -- Venturing, BSA
Sports Post 123 -- Venturing, BSA
I forgot to mention in my "Naming Compromise" message that this plan would also prevent Sea Explorers from having the ugly name "Sea Venturers."
I still hold that the name used to designate all of the clusters should be "Venturing," though. That way, our naming system will correspond with the names
used by everyone else in the world. Besides, the name "Venturers" doesn't have to be emphasized; if you ask a Venturer what his or her involvement in
Scouting is, he or she would respond, "I'm in a Sea Scout Ship" or "I'm an Explorer Scout," not "I'm a Venturer."
Members of Religion Posts (that is, LDS Posts that have similar programs to Outdoors Posts) would also call themselves "Explorer Scouts." Members of Arts
& Hobbies Posts and Sports Posts would decide within each Post what to call themselves. They could decide to be called "Explorer Scouts" (because, after
all, they're exploring!) or "Arts Venturers," "Hobby Venturers," "Sports Venturers," or just plain old "Venturers" (because they're in Venturing, BSA and
because they are venturing into the world!). I'm sure some other combinations can be made up if necessary. I hope this helps!
Yours in Scouting,
Alex C. J. Neroth
On Thu, 19 Feb 98 08:04:23 CST6CDT, W. Scott Breckinridge Smith wrote:
>Seriously, though, Sea Scouts will stay with the BSA--that's why we're
>going to call them Sea Scouts (I think).
>The name that I'm looking for is the name (to replace Venturers) that
>will designate all of the clusters with the BSA. Say we came up with
>the name "Silly Monkeys". Your business cards, T-Shirts, whatever,
>Outdoor Post 123----- Silly Monkeys
>Sea Scouts Ship 123-----Silly Monkeys
>Arts & Hobbies Post 123------Silly Monkeys
>Religion Post 123-----Silly Monkeys
>Sports Post 123-----Silly Monkeys
>Instead of Outdoor Explorer Post 123
>Something like that.