RE: I'm back
(no name) ((no email))
Wed, 26 Aug 1992 10:11:34 CDT
As you can see, I too, am back on the list after relocating and (still)
unpacking here in Greenwood (southwest of Bowling Green, Kentucky). With
attempting to settling in, still unpacking and placing things away, and with
the current job search going on, my entries here will be kinda hit and miss.
Greenwood is a part of the city of Bowling Green, actually. It used to be a
quiet, small farming village until the expansion of the city and the college
forced it into the city. The old post office is now the multimillion dollar
mail distribution center for the area; the businesses all along the strethc
of highway from Smallhouse Road southward reflects the historical nature of
the area in their names.
Bowling Green, while we are on the current string of Council names, used to
be the Council Headquarters City of the Mammoth Cave and later on Cogiba (from
the names of the rivers that flowed through the Council...the Cumberland,
Green, Indian and Barren Rivers) Council until its merger with the Audubon
Council in Owensboro in the late 60s. There is a two hour drive northwest to
the Council offices...there is a field director and two DEs that serve the
southeastern part of the Council from here but no office. I suppose that with
time, I will meet them and offer my support and services to the area.
I do have two questions, one related to the current string and the other a
simple administrative question. The related question is "How do someone get
the old red and white council strips from areas that have been merged?" Since
BSA don't allow Goodwill or Sal Army to sell Scouting uniforms (some of which
may be old enough to have the old strips on them), how does one attempt to
find the old red and white council strips for wear?
The other question is "I used to get a copy of my postings to the list as
part of the distribution to the list. I am not now getting those copies. Is
there a command that I use to send to the LISTSERV that allows me those copies
or is it something at the school? Presently, I have to cc: myself to get those
copies. Jessica had this problem both at EKU and here, which suggests to me
that perhaps that there's a command that is sent to the LISTSERV that allos
allows that (copies of your own posting) to be sent to you at the same time
everyone else gets it.
Finally, two short notes. As you can see, the new address is WALTOML@WKUVX1.
I will have the old address until the end of December (BSRWALTON@EKU). I
will be reading mail and replying from one or the other until I finish up a
short course and do some administrative things for EKU. However, the
quicker replies can be sent to me here at the Western address.
My heart and my prayers go out to all of my fellow Scouters and Scouts and
Explorers caught in the path of Andrew (not my son, but the storm and the
associated damages). I had some great friends that I stayed with in Homestead.
My third trip as Area Exploring Chair and as Special Assistant to the National
Explorer President (78-80), was to Homestead AFB for the Southeast Region's
Law Enforcement Competition and Academy. There are literally thousands of
people that just joined the ranks of our homeless population. If you are in
a position to help, remember that Scouts help other people at all times. If
you are like me, away from the danger, yet not away from the impact, the
American Red Cross needs your money and your skills. CNN and many local station
are showing the address and tollfree number to send your donations and offer
your help through.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City