SME/Adrian Grisanti's letter
Sun, 5 May 1991 13:41:44 CDT
Adrian Grisanti's letter to the net was much appreciated. I do not know of
a single camp staff member who has not, at some point, wanted to shoot most
of the council leadership--and usually for good reason. I would like to re-
spond to a number of his points:
1)Believe it or not--SME is very!!!important to the boys. How? In part, there
would be no boys with out it. Do you remember when you were recruited into
Scouting--the flier handed out at school, the letter inviting you to an Expl,
first-nighter, the man who came to talk to all the boys about to finish the
fifth grade? SME pays for all of that, the DE's time, the paper the fliers
are printed on, the gas to deliver them, the postage on Explorer invites, among
2)SME is generally raised by volunteers, not professionals, and often times
by the very same rich folk, who no one has ever seen at a Scouting function, wh
o win the Silver Beaver the next spring. It bothers me, too, that some of
these people win awards while others toil in obscurity, but they are
I-N-D-I-S-P-E-N-S-I-B-L-E to the program.
3) Make suggestions about your camp to the council volunteer camping committee,
who possess the final authority over camp policy, price, etc. The worst thing
that can happen is that they don't want you on staff, a tragedy but not
the worst thing in the world. The best thing is a change for the better!
Give it a shot.
Best of Luck.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City