I'm back on the net
Wed, 11 Nov 1992 14:52:39 +0100
To all of you,
I'm back at school, so I have the facilities to read and reply to
My mailbox was full of articles from the scouts list, I read
some of them and deleted all afterwards.
For all people who do not me I will introduce myself again.
I am an assistent sea scout master at my troop in my village
near Amsterdam, the capitol city of The Netherlands.
I started my carreer as sea scout myself when I was 13 or so. I
went to the venture unit at an age of 16. This branch died due
to lack of members and I left the group.
I rejoined the group a year and a half later in the Pilots, a
sea scouts equivalent of a crew. I'm still a members of this
crew and for more then a year also assistent leader.
My group has separate cubs and brownies, combined scouts and
guides, combined venture scouts and rangers and the crew
consists also of members of both sexes. Both men and women can
become staffmembers of any of these staffs.
The cubs and brownies soon move to a new building besides the
old school we use now. The seascouts now use an old ship, build
in 1912, as troopship and the pilots will soon join us in the
In the Netherlands there are many groups who keep the boys and
girls separated, there are also groups based on some of the
'ways to express the religion in which one beleives', e.g.
Roman Catholic or Protestant, etc.
But many groups are not connected to any form of religion, but
those groups have to, and do, respect the choiche of other
groups who do have a religional background.
This might give some anger to some of you, but I suppose that
`fear of the unknown ways to walk' is one of the main problems
where people have to cooperate.
This only meant to show that a scout should not have religion
and that the freedom of religion includes the freedom of NO
Thank you for your time,
Guido M. Witmond
Assistent Sea Scout Master at the Admiralengroep in Uithoorn (NL)
Student Computer and Information Science The Hague The Netherlands
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