Re: Trivia and stuff.....
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 24 Sep 1991 09:56:00 EDT
You're right...The Transatlantic Council (headquartered in Heidelburg,
Germany) serves youth in 17 European, North African and SouthWEST Asian
countries...with more on the way.
If you are wondering what David is talking about with reference to the
"temporary" permanent patch, the TAC gives each person (well, actually its
the unit that "gives", since each is about $1.00 each) a three inch
patch with the countries that the TAC serves in red. Around this central
patch goes segmented patches (segments) for participation in various unit,
district, council or international events and activities.
The patch is changed periodically to reflect the true status of the countries
the Council serves. With the constant change in the Rand McNally's country
map, I think that TAC will hold off changing their TAC participant patch
until all of the new countries are ID'ed and the status of American citizens
in those countries are known.
One interesting point of trival about TAC:
There are two locations in the Council that are NOT served by TAC but rather
by the Direct Service Council. One is a country...the other is a principality.
Can you name them and why??
(okay...I've heard enough "uncles" out there to last me a while....)
(I have a severe cold...its affecting my responses anyway!!)
The Principality of the Vacitan (see) City and the country of Iceland
are NOT in the TAC but rather gets their support from the Direct Service
Council. Iceland has for years had a problem with BSA units working with
their country's small Scouting program, and from time to time refused to
allow BSA units to operate on their soil; the VC units (one Troop, one
Pack) gets their service from Direct Service Council as a matter of tradition
more than anything.
Settummanque!@HEY!! This Scouting stuff is pretty good, eh??
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City