Re: Older Scouts & APO
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 13 Aug 1992 11:17:57 CDT
> I think you will find that about 70% of all chapters go camping at least
> once a semester. Our chapter in particular goes camping at least twice a
> semester and has an opportunity to go to summer camp. We RARELY do this as
> leaders. The brothers that want to be leaders have the opportunity to become
> Assistant Scoutmasters in our Troop.
> Our Troop currently has 16 boys and 4 leaders. ALL the leaders are APO
> brothers and NONE of them have boys in the Troop. Kindof makes it
----The APO chapter at Colorado State (where my son was a member) also was
very active and was very much like an exploring high adventure post, did a
great deal of outdoor activities (of course they were right in the
foothills of the Rockies!) also did a great deal of service to the
community, served on Klondike, Camporees, etc. of the district and council.
Scouting is NOT as foreign an idea as some seem to think! Even girls can
grasp it, trust me!
>explained to the membership (male and female).
> What is there to really to be explained? And what's the difference between
> explaining it to males or females?
GOOD question! Are the males of today STILL talking down to
females, as if they could not POSSIBLY understand the outdoors?
> Let's not generalize here. While I know not every Chapter is as involved
> with Scouting as ES, we are not in the minority.
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT DAVE! Thanks for your input!
Rumors start just this easily. I can see it now -- APO is too expensive,
etc. My son's franternity fee was $500 a semester, AND he also belonged to
> Dave Gates
> Past. Pres -- Epsilon Sigma
> UNIVERSITY at Buffalo
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