Re: >Scout Clip Art
Peter Van Houten (Peter_Van_Houten@SIMULACRUM.WV.TEK.COM)
Mon, 7 Dec 1992 07:58:16 PST
RE>>Scout Clip Art
If I may incert a comment regarding Council/District administration,
specifically related to the Clip Art distribution.
First, Yes all Council Execs did receive a set of Clip Art disks and
catalogue (disks are very confusing without this) at the National Mtg
several months ago.
Second, Just because Council knows about it, does not automatically equate
to the individual districts (DE's or Volunteers) knowing about it. This is
like the cliche, the left hand knows not what the right hand is doing. :-)
While it may be vital information or resourceful to us meager volunteers, if
it doesn't seem vital to the Exec's we won't see it unless we pursue the
In our case, I was called by a friend back East who had received the disks
from his CE, because the CE didn't know what to do with them. So I called
my DE asked him to look into it. It took him nearly a week (I know he was
asking, because I was on his case every day) before he found that it had
been given to the person responsible for publications/communications. When
he did, he was told that they were for office use only and not for
distribution. However, he was able to 'borrow' them for 4 hours, so that I
could duplicate them and begin to distribute them. As such, they have now
been put up on Scouts-L (via Rick Clements) and on multiple BBS systems in
Portland. When I was at District meeting a couple months ago, I mentioned I
had these, and even the VP for our district had no idea they were available.
Bottom Line: As volunteers we need to access as many resources, including
this list, as possible to obtain information. Because, rather you believe
it or not, information does not flow smoothly or necessarily quickly,
between the defined areas of National --> Council --> District.
Another soap box to be dealt with in the future is how we (you and I, mr. &
mrs. volunteer) can break down the walls impeding communications between
districts and start working together, sharing resources, ideas, etc.
As always, in Scouting...
Peter Van Houten
Snail Mail: 7225 SW 160th
Beaverton, OR 97007
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