Jack W. Weinmann (bk233@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Tue, 1 Sep 1992 00:37:42 -0400
I agree with Gina about rec.scouting. There are some good articles
in between all of the bickering. I feel that the girls, atheist and gay
concerns is definitely a cause for concern among those it affects and I
truly sympathize with their reasoning in most cases. But there has been so
much bickering and needless arguing with nothing much being accomplished!
I have in the past posted a question as to how atheists would react to a
situation and was very pleased and I must say comforted in the replies that
I got - and that was in THIS forum! And for those replies, which, if
memory serves me were all personal e-mail, I was grateful. The
rec.scouting forum has gotten out of hand, but I will not give up on it. I
read some of the articles and pass over many. The system that I have an
account on doesn't require subscription to the list, they are there in an
area called USENET.
I have, however gleaned many interesting articles from rec.scouting and I
have always invited other Scouters that have complained about the "noise"
to join us. BUT - I invite them with a PERSONAL e-mail message and I would
NEVER put a post on rec.scouting telling the WHOLE group about our list.
We have good, level-headed people on this list and, even when we got on the
"3G's" a while back, at least - for the most part - it was CIVILIZED.
At one point, when it seemed tempers were flaring up, Jon got on and calmed
the whole issue down - AND WE LISTENED. My recommendation to all on this
list is: if you read rec.scouting and wish to invite someone to scouts-l do
it by *personal e-mail* !
We, on the list, have seen the power of the volunteers' voices, but it is
not through rec.scouting that it gets changes accomplished. It's going
through the proper channels that change comes about!
I'm getting of the soapbox now! ;-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City