Robert A. Barr (aeagc-fmd-fi03@HEIDELBERG-EMH2.ARMY.MIL)
Mon, 18 Nov 1991 17:53:34 CET
Guten Tag Meine Damen und Herren,
Oops, excuse me, wrong language. I am a new member of the Scouts
Discussion List. It took me a while to find out about this
service and then to figure how to access it from Germany. We
have a number of dedicated Scouters (BOTH BOY AND GIRL!!!) over
here for whom I will act as the conduit. Rest assured that
whatever is discussed over this net will be shared with others.
In as much as I am the "new kid on the block", I would like
some basic information. First, about how many people utilize
this service? Second, is it sactioned by BSA or GSUSA or are the
opinions presented only those of the participants? Third, who
is the net controller?
Although we are shrinking in total numbers, Scouting in the
American community in Europe is still going strong. It is
interesting to hear the discussion, although I am sad I did not
get in on all of the it on the "program for the past ten years."
Two items to throw out onto the table for discussion.
First, does any one know what the official BSA policy is on the
adult requirement at meetings? We have researched everywhere
(to include the council office) and have received nothing. The
next step in the works is a letter to either Scouting magazine
or National or both. Just thought I would get a little other
feedback before going forward.
The second question is how long does it take to earn the
Scouter's Key? It would appear that it takes five years - two
years to earn the Scouter's Tranining Key and three years to
then earn the Scouter's Key. It does not make sense to us that
you cannot work the requirements for both simultaenously. Any
one know where we can locate the official policy before we send
it in as a question to Scouting magazine.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City