Re: Trivia and stuff.....
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 24 Sep 1991 10:25:00 EDT
You are correct, but here are a couple of things that he talked to me about
that I felt we should note here for everyone to remember...
(*note: he is one of my Post members*)
First, Order of the Arrow membership is based on where you are elected from,
not your age at time of election. Adrian was elected by the youth members
of this Post; therefore, as a youth member of the OA, he can participate in
any youth activities of a local Lodge (run/hold office, participate in youth
seminars, go to NOAC as a youth member) until he turns 21 next year.
Enjoy yourself, Griz!
Second, the Exploring program HAS changed their adult age requirements as
of 1979. ALL Exploring adults must be 21 years of age or older. This includes
the previous "associate advisor" positions that were 18 or older to coincide
with the other "assistant" positions in Scouting and Cubbing. The problem was
that you had Associate Advisors and members both 18, 19, and 20. The move was
a good one, and Scouters that work with Exploring need to know that big change.
Finally, Adrian and others in similar Boy Scouting/Exploring positions (as I
was when "growing up in the program") have the best of both worlds, and it
should not be the "twilight zone" some adults (not you, Kathie, but some
red-jacketed Scouters I won't name) make it out to be. Assistant Scoutmasters
(to include Junior Assistant Scoutmasters, 16-18) can take Scoutmaster Basic
and other training (including Woodbadge) at the same time serve as Explorers
in a Post and get valuable youth leadership training and association with other
adults. We make it the "twilight zone" by restricting what their capabilities
are....Adrian will be a stronger Scouter as a result of this dual membership.
It may be confusing to some of us Scouters whom are "used" to seeing only
one person doing one thing in one program, but to the Adrians and Mikes of this
program, what we are really doing is testing Scouting's flexibility to the
Settummanque!@HEY!! Sick?? At least its not seven screens!
Faculty Advisor, Bluegrass Scouting Alliance Club/EKU
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City