Re: paranoid scouting organizations
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 18 Jun 1991 14:35:00 EDT
I agree with Chris!
I too long for the day where if I wanted to ask Don to come camping with my
Troop (or Post), that Don doen *not* have to be a registered Scouter to go.
I also long for the days where each District and each Council was unique in
its approach to the program , based on their youth content.
I also long for the days where your DE was more than a
"hired fundraiser and statuette" but instead a person who you could call if
you have a question and if he did not know the answer, he could get on the
phone and get one (and with out going through several layers of buttsitters).
I also long for the NAtional organization to support the local efforts of
Councils....after all, that is what the "
big deal" between the silver shoulder loops (the "primary" people) and the
gold shoulder loops (the "assisting or support" people) was all about!
Finally, I long for the days where a Council was not judged on how many kids
its got or the under of units or the amount of money...but on the program
content: how many kids went to camp? How many earned the Arrow of Light?
How many Eagle Scouts? How many Woodbadge graduates? Hom many Honor (now
Quality) units...(back inthose days, folks, councils and Districts were
"honor districts and Councils"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City