Re: Venturer vs Explorer -Reply
Bruce C Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu May 21 06:07:16 1998
Just to clarify, Sea Exploring has been changed to "Sea Scouting" and
will be going to Venturing, NOT Learning for Life. There are MANY MANY
reasons for that. It may be the consensus of your EOA to the contrary, but
the consensus in Sea Scouting is that Venturing is CLEARLY the way to go.
Besides, the decision is already done, so it is a non issue.
To all aquatics-related Exploring units out there, to continue to
operate with the rest of the aquatics units, you need to make sure that
your unit specialty code is '1208.' No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Make
sure this change is made with your council registrar well before August
Commodore, Sea Scouting
Northeast Region, BSA
>>> Rich Locke <email@example.com> 20 May 1998 9:13 pm >>>
Steven Featherkile wrote:
> > Hoo, boy,
> My DE just asked me if I wanted to change my traditional, green
> uniformed high adventure post into a learning for life post. "We could
> make it a business post real easy," he said. Is there something I'm
> missing, or is it that he just doesn't get it?
> Go figure.
> I've got my work cut out for me, I see.
> Now, I think this is really interesting. After the Southern
Region meeting, my Exploring district DE told me that my post could change
from computers as a career field to computers as a hobby activity and we
could stay in the traditional scouting program, venturing.. whatever..
Since our Post tends to participate in district/council activities, the
members may want to go for "Computer
Venturing" (!??!!?). Guess they'll have to vote on it soon.
I'm getting more and more concerned that this whole
LFL-Venturing thing is a poorly thought out knee-jerk.
Along the same lines and in light of the recent decision in
Berkeley CA, we've come to the conclusion that Sea Exploring
/ Sea Scouting should clearly move to Learning for Life.
Discussions by the EOA here are fairly unanimous in this regard and we
certainly intend to present this concept to
Southern Region. I know I'm personally supporting the move by calling and
writing to everyone I can in Irving ;-)
Advisor, Computer-Hobby-Venturing-Post 486