(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 7 May 1991 17:51:00 MST
Don says Hi and has the following information for the person who was
interested in Scouting History.
Green Bar Bill is still alive and well in the NY catskills regions. Don
can get his address if anyone cares to write. Bill is a little bitter over
the BSA manual incident, but he will still attend Council and OA dinners,
he will talk about the history of scouting and will sign the OLDER copies
of the BSA handbook. If you hand him the new one, you better DUCK!!!!
You can request the address directly from DON, he still has access to the
net or you can get it though me (which means I have to bug DON). I think
if you post to Scouts-L Don will get your request, he is just not posting.
It seems that there are some people in his council who are mad at him for
telling the truth about the council. It is really too bad too. Groups
that usually run into the most and biggest problems are those groups who
will not listen or accept comments they do not like. Even if you disagree
with an oppinion (or facts in Don's Case), you should listen. When we
learn from within, it is usually thorugh painful mistakes! I prefer to
learn for the painful mistakes of other!
One additional note about GREEN BAR BILL (William Hillcourt), he is
BSA history. He is from Denmark and he joined BSA National Staff in 1926.
He wrote for Boy's Life for over 5 decades and he has authored 12 books on
Scouting including the Scout Handbooks before and after the "New Program",
The Scoutmaster's Handbook, Hanbook for Patrol leaders and the Scout
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City