Re: Computing in BSA
Sleezer, Jim (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Fri, 11 Sep 1992 11:45:36 CST
On Fri, 11 Sep 1992 10:37:42 CDT Kathie Cerveny said:
>I give one or two months before EVERYTHING hits the fan downtown -- since
>our report of advancement will be SERIOUSLY different than the office!
However, theirs will be the OFFICIAL one!!!
>Thanks everyone for the first camper patrol programs, do keep them coming
>if you can -- we'll get this one right too.
Pony Express Council had a first year camper program the first year I was in
summer camp--1954. We spent our day working on Scoutcraft skills. For the
most part, you could advance one rank (tenderfoot to second class, or second
class to first class if you stayed with the program).
When I was faculty at national camping school (1971-1980) a lot of students
talked about first year camper programs. Many seemed to work well.
I don't think the question is whether national invented them--it just doesn't
matter. What does count is that they may be sharing the success of some local
effort by making it "national." They are always borrowing things that work!
Sometimes the credit line gets dropped!!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City