Presidential Support for Scouting?
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Mon, 22 Mar 1993 13:24:08 EST
*** Forwarding note from Shawn J. Ashe 03/22/93 12:43 ***
The attached note appeared in rec.scouting and I am forwarding it to
the SCOUTS-L list where I am sure others will find it interesting.
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From: ashe@Rapnet.Sanders.Lockheed.Com (Shawn J. Ashe x0193)
Subject: Presidential Support for Scouting?
Organization: Sanders Associates
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 93 12:43:49 GMT
I was attending a number of Eagle ceremonies yesterday (we had
5 in one day... I only hit 3), when I was surprized to find out
that the president is no longer sending commendations to the
In a "cost cutting measure," the committee recieved a letter
saying that it was too expensive to send a letter commendating the
Personnally, I'm not sure how to take this. I agree that it is
not the government's job to commend every citizen on every
On the other hand, the president accepted the role (honorary as it
was) of president of the national council-- and I would expect him
to take the responisibilities that go along with the position, as
well as he took advantage of the photo op's that he got when he
Scouting does have it's controversies. We all admit that.
I just think that the president would acknowledge the time and
effort of the many volunteers and professionals of the many
private civic minded organizations across the country...
Just my thoughts...
ADC, Greater Lowell Council, MA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City