RE: Computer conferencing and Scouting
(no name) ((no email))
Fri, 28 Aug 1992 17:26:33 CDT
Don't waste your time on rec. scouting. I have access to it through a NEWS
BBS system here at Western Kentucky (hey, you guys @ EKU! This is neat!).
Rec. Scouting has not been flavorable because they spend a lot of time
downplaying each other and the roles they have within scouting. It *is*,
however, a well-read list (at least from the accesses that I have seen here),
so there must be *something good* going on.
I cannot respond to your question about "the worth of the list" except to say
that it has assisted me in the preparation of many speeches, enabled me to
introduce myself and what I do best (talk about Scouting), to help many of you
with questions or problems you may be encountering, and to "speak my mind" on
topics of interest to us as Scouters and adults.
It also got me a great grade in three of my graduate classes and lots of
exposure as one of several "resource persons" to contact.
I enjoy the list for another reason: the diversity of topics. We could be
talking about camps one week and "drive it into the ground" and the next we
could turn around and talk about our most memorable ceremony and how we felt
that lump in our throats when undergoing it (or witnessing it). The next week,
we could be talking about how screwy the scouting bureurcracy is and the next
exchanging and examining patches. When you talk with your friends at the
World Bureau, please make sure that you let them know this.
When people ask me to tell them about the list, I equate it to a Scouting
meeting that takes place in a large Denny's (name of a popular resturant
chain in the USA). While the main meeting is going on, there are several
smaller discussions that are also going on. Occassionally, one or many of those
smaller discussions will provoke a question or comment and then we *all* move
in that new direction. We all leave from the meeting confident that whatever
we said was heard and that we got to hear as many responses as we can in
Please keep us all informed as to the progress!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City