Scouting's participation in Andrew Relief Efforts
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 8 Sep 1992 18:09:00 MST
Mike and Others:
At our district/commissioniers meeting last week the D.E. brought up the
adopt a troop program. (I am not sure what they are really calling it, but
that's a good descriptive title.)
BSA in Catalina Council and I assume other councils is looking at a program
of troops setting up contact with members of troops in Florida (LA?). The
program as I understand it is like the sister city program, but it is
really a sister troop program.
It would be nice to see local Scout Troops helping with the effort to
organize things in Florida, but I never expected it. (With Dan Quayle like
speach), the biggest problem is probably legal liabilities. Anyone really
connect with Scouting over the last ten years knows what I mean. The
entire organize has become very paranoid (with reason?) with legal
litigation and liability.
The other problems include the organization of the organization itself.
The program BSA has put together will take lots of time to implement. The
only real good aspect of that is that the program may last longer (as in
long after the army and the releif organizations are gone, BSA troops from
all over the U.S. will still be providing LONG TERM assistance to Scout and
Scouters in Florida.
By the way, from what our D.E. indicated, not only did one of the Florida
Execs loose his house, but the hotel he went to for shelter also came down.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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