Re: APO & Scouting in College
(no name) ((no email))
Mon, 17 Jun 1991 12:22:00 EDT
Said truefully. Thanks!
It may have seemed that I sending down APO a long hard road. I am not.
I believe in the principles that A-phi-o expresses. However, I deemed it
in the best interests of all that I tell those wishing to utilize APO hands
that some do not want to help, some do want to help but because of the
stupidity or worse of some members, they cannot; and Councils do not want the
burden of supporting people that "they cannot count on" figuraly or statisticall
APO and Scouting started out on the same path....I really don't know the
entire gist, but somewhere we we decided to not "care" abnout our college-aged
Scouts and Explorers (somewhere around the mid-70s), the attitudes of both
APO and Scouting changed. We are still there....there are lagrge boulders in
the way of us seeing each other. The APO/Scouting Advisory Committees in each
BSA region and among the APO regions are trying to jackhammer the boulder away.
I wish them both luck. In the meantime, I am allowing Explorers the opportunity
to lead local units NOW as adults...to receive training as a adult and
the chance to do things as adults....their things (I hope). Through Exploring.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City