(no name) ((no email))
Wed, 5 Jun 1991 12:28:00 EDT
Claudio (and others):
On behalf of those of us whom are used to using these terms in our
talk here....we apologize. I guess the moral of this is that we have to
remember that there are some on here that do NOT know anything about
Scouting in America.
In looking back over the 30 -odd messages I received, I have composed a
simple one-liner dictionary of sorts. may I also suggest the "Language
of Scouting", a Scouting dictionary published by the the Public Relations
firm working with Scouting. They used it to teach their firm about what
Scouting was all about. My copy is in storage, but you can request a copy
fromthe Communications Division, BSA at the national office (I posted
theie address on a privious entry)
CUB SCOUTS: 7, 8 or 9 year old boys (generally, Tiger Cubs are 7, wolfs 8
and bears 9)
WEBELOS CUB SCOUTS: 9.5-11 year old boys (it is a two year program in manyy
places), the idea is to transition from family to Scout Troops
Boy Scouts are divided (in some places) by age:
BOY SCOUTS are 11-13
VARSITY SCOUTS are 14-17
VENTURE SCOUTS are 16-18
Explorers (never spoken in the same breath as Scouts) are MALES AND FEMALES
DE/CE: DEs are District Executives. CEs are Council Executives. Both are
professional (fulltime, paid) BSA personnel in each territory.
DISTRICT: can be anything from two blocks to entire countries, depending
on number of units and support facilities. Geographical sub-division of
a Council for administrative and support functions.
COUNCIL: can be as small as five blocks (in a suburb of Chicago) and as
large as the world itself (the Direct Service Council). Major administrative
division in which the Scouting programs are carried out from. Provides
admin, logistiical, overall guidance and training support to all units in
NATIONAL CAMP SCHOOL: a weekend or weeklong course designed for the
volunteer and professional camp staffs to inform them of the BSA outdoor
policies and to uniform the camping experience of each Scout and each council.
anyone else wants to add anything?? If we get a lot, perhaps I can throw it
all together into a "dictionary.SCT" file that we can send to the "newbies"
so that they will at least have something that they can look up.......
.nah, let 'em guess!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City