Re: oa national rule changes
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 19 Nov 1991 14:26:00 EDT
Since 1971, the Exploring program uses the Explorer Code as its guide
for the youth and adults of the program:
" As an Explorer----
I believe that America's strenght lies in her trust of God and in the courage
and strenght of her people.
I will, therefore, be faithful in my religious duties and will maintain a
personal sence of honor and my own life.
I will tresure my American heritage and will do all I can to preserve and
I will recognize the dignity and worth of my fellowmen and will use fairplay
and goodwill in dealing with them.
I will aquire the Exploring attitude that seeks the truth in all things and
adventure on the frontiers of our changing world."
The Exploring program had always had its male members to become electable
by virture of their participation in a Troop's program or through participatin
g in a series of "superactivities" (equal in planning and execution as summer
camp is/was) over a two year period.
But, now, as the number of Explorers that take part in *real* superactivities
drop, and the number of Scouts staying in Varsity or Venture units increase,
the Exploring part is no longer needed. (That IS NOT MIKE WALTON'S POINT
OF VIEW.) I strongly disagree with this move, because many outdoor Explorer
Posts were nothing more than an extension of the Scout Troop (as was naturally
done in the 50 and 60s before the present-day program...and in many locations
is WHAT WORKED!
While Explorers don't suscribe to the Scout Oath and Law, the principles of
the Explorer Code and the principles of the Scout Oath and Law are
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City