Re: OA W3 Area Conclave..
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 26 May 1993 10:03:57 EDT
I wish that more people would report such great experiences with
events at the OA weekend and section conclaves. To me the OA
has been an important part of scouting, and almost every week
end, conclave or national conference has had such memorable events
that I am not going to try to single out any specifics.
All I will say is that I wish MORE people knew about the wonderful
experience of the OA! The councils that don't have the OA are
missing a great opportunity for scouting. The units that don't
have elections because of rurmors or a BAD past expierence that
a non OA SM may have heard about, or past over secrecy OR some
past hazzing type event, should take a second look. Other than
the day I recieved my Eagle, I remember to this day the first
OA ceremony that I was IN as the medicince man Meteu. Those
are the two event that I think were most important to my life
as a scout and a scouter! It would not have been the same with out
either of them. I strive as a leader to give every scout the
same oportunity that I had as a scout.
But on the other hand or section conclave is not until August, and
I have to remember to get my registration mailed in with my son's!
It will be his turn to be Meteu in the ORDEAL competition!
DOn I W*3
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City