Re: Registering MB Counselors
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 26 Aug 1993 17:04:36 EDT
REply to MIkes reply yo my reply ;)
YEP! Some times BSA does really start out with a policy and a plan
that makes sence! However, with the long endless chain of command
sometimes the real purpose is forgoten by the time the policy is
finally in use in the field. Then, OF course, some councils always
decide to add their own two cents, and before you know it, we have
the current DIS-organization. Every council with a local policy
and procedures that wind up making NO real sence. I guess that is
why I NOW choose to give up those lofty goals of fighting the polictcal
battles at council level, and just work at the unit level, where
the REAL work gets done anyway.
Was it POGO that once said, "WE have met the enemy, and it is US!"?
Or as the BudWIZER comercial warns us, "WHY ask WHY?". As Yale found
out, it is NOT easy to contiue to FIGHT the GOOD fight and stay in BSA.
If you try to fight the WRONG people, you get kicked out. If you say
the worng things, you get threatened to be kicked out. Maybe I can
see WHY BSA INC, is getting rid of so many councils! There has been
far too much overhead and deadwood for too long. The scouts (the youth)
can still have a good program, and maybe a BETTER camps with fewer councils
to create more disorganization, and spend the limited $$$$.
Sorry, BUT there are things going on right now that have SET me off
again, BUT I will be a good little scouter, and not fight the system
anymore. I will leave than up to the younger, maybe still idealistic
of you to dream of the BSA that might still be.
I gotta go pack for another camping weekend anyway.
Thanks for listning, and YALE, if you read this, THANKS for the patch!
I love it!!! A slide rule and a puch card! Back from the GOOD ole days!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City