Scoutmaster Fundamentals and COUNCIL MAPS
Settummanque, the blackeagle (WALTOML@WKUVX1.BITNET)
Tue, 4 May 1993 09:04:25 CDT
Again, I am sorry if this contains escape codes....we had a really bad
s[B[Bet of rain storms and I am afraid that it caused some trouble with
s[C[Bhome of the system overnight....
Two [Breally quick notes and then I have to go and pick up a client for
b[Bowling this morning and then study for a mega final.
Fihrst, I have received the new BSA Council maps. As explained by
Kathie and I earlier this year, the BSA has consoldated the Regions
frohm six to four and as many of you reported, many smaller Councils
have been merged or parcled out to larger Councils. This created a
[set[B of problems, most notably in the areas of the Order of the Arrow
and thhe camping programs of the local Council.
The BSAh's Engineering Service sent me the new set of maps a few days
ago and I am at a lost as to what to do....they CANNOT be published,
accordinhg to the note that one of the engineers wrote to me and as
they state on the maps themselves. I don't know why....except that as
always, B[BSA is still concerned that people outside the organization
will use th[Bat information to solicit local Councils. So, I cannot
post them to hthe list, as my numero uno plan was to do so.
What I *can* d[Bo, however (and I am well-prepared to do this, with over
50 copies of theh map!) is to send you a copy of the map as long as you
are not going to publish it in some book somewhere....I guess I will
have to trust you[B on that one...the address is at the bottom and
please include eithher a large SASE or a way I can get it to you (Mike,
I cannot scan them because when I tried, the dude at the computing
center noticed the nhotice on the map and sent me on my way).
Again, this is the mohst current map showing the boundaries of each
local Council and Region up to Jan 1, this year...it is not exact, and
does not reflect the n[Bine other local Council changes since then.
Fohr everyone's information, we are now down to 400 and will be going
to 396 over the summer months (number of local Councils).
( these silly sequences are driving me silly...)
The other thing is about summer camp....well, we all know that summer
camp is for the boys....what about the adults...the Sciota Area
Council before they folded had a really great idea that I wanted to
share with you. During each week of their summer camp season, they
would hold a Scoutmaster Fundamentals Course for the Scoutmasters and
any other adult during the week of the camp, using the camping
facilities and featuring a overnight camp at midweek for those
participants. I was asked by the old Scout Executive to do three
sessions and to lead the overnight trip in addition to participating.
The course was a great way to relieve boredom by Scoutmasters and
others that would normally go off to some place and sleep until
lunchtime...gave Jonnie a great example of what HE should be doing
this week....and treated Scoutmasters and others to Scouters from
outside the local Council and given them the most current tools for
Scouting in their units.
If you have anything to do with summer camp, or know someone who does,
you might want to suggest this to them for a program area this
Settummanque!@ Again, sorry for the stray marks...I *do* type better
Mike L. Walton
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