Re: More on Alpha Phi Omega
(no name) ((no email))
Fri, 14 Jun 1991 18:03:00 EDT
While I agree that not ALL APO Chapters are like this, many are. APO has a
real creditibility problem trying to convince former Scouts and Explorers that
it DOES care about their program. It may not be true there...for which I am
glad....but it is that way in many other places.
The APO "ignorance" in Kentucky (eastern and central Kentucky) is not closed-
minded but reflects what the previous Scout Executive for this Council (now
the Area Director in Florida) felt about APO. I was the "staff member assigned
to APO" for our Council while I was a Paraprofessional. The Council had planned
a Council Camporee and was looking at the UK and Morehead State chapters to
help provide leadership and staff support to the event. The UK guy stated
at a meeting where the CE was there "we don't do that s*it anymore" to the
dismay of everyone there; the Morehead State girl was a little better about it:
"we don't think that this is something our chapter wants to do." The CE was
mad and so was I....and there was an unwritten policy in that Council to this
day that APO will not get the Council's support unless part of a national
It left me with a bad taste because I *am* a APO alumni, at UK.
EKU's definance is a little different and centered around the fact that there
are simply too many Greek-lettered organizations on the campus. Nothing personal
about APO, but the campus has just about every club or group with Greek lette
Also, the people that got the Bluegrass Scouting Association (now Bluegrass
Scouting Alliance Club/EKU) started wanted a Scouting service ub....and
that is what the University and Scouting got.
Hope that clears things up a little.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City