Re: FAQ for British Scouts?
Settummanque, the blackeagle (WALTOML@WKUVX1.BITNET)
Tue, 14 Sep 1993 19:27:31 CDT
"Paul D.Robinson" <P.D.Robinson@NEWCASTLE.AC.UK> writes:
>I was looking through all the mail I've been getting and also looking
>at rec.scouting and to my astonishment there is hardly any articles
>with regards to British scouting??
Sorry Paul....there's a lot of Brits that are members of our list.
And we've had several ask lots of questions and make comments on
questions that are posed here by American Scouters, giving the
"international" (read this as NOT the BSA/USA) perspective.
However, as far as I know, the list is more populated with BSA folks
and folks from other youth groups that know of the BSA's policies and
practices. Not to say that postings related to British Scouting
aren't welcomed...they ARE INDEED, even if we had to get out our
American-to-British Scouting Guides and ask a great more questions
than the "original" one.
The same can be said for other youth groups in our own country. While
there are few of us familiar with the Royal Rangers programs, many
*more* of us were enlighted and educated by the postings made by
leaders of Royal Rangers Outposts to the list asking for advice on
training and retention. Once we got past the collective "Scratchy-Head
Syndrome" (scratching the head or face while re-reading the posting
for the *umpteenth* time), started asking questions and getting great
answers...the "official ones" and the "real ones", then we went about
answering the questions and offering solutions based on our own
experiences, what the BSA and other youth groups state as "policy" and
what works between the two.
So, while the answer I've given here applies personally to you and
other Brit Scouters, the answer is intended for a much larger
audience...the ones on here that *aren't members* of the BSA, those
that are members of *other youth groups* like GSUSA, Campfire,
Big Brothers/Sisters, Y's, and even local youth groups not associated
with a national youth agency:
PLEASE ASK AWAY...we are ALL wanting to help YOU and YOUR PROGRAM!!!!!
We may NOT understand every aspect, we all may have to ask several
sets of leading questions but we will ALL give it our best shot!!!
>Would anyone be interested if a FAQ file was set up on rec.scouting
>purely with regards to British scouting?
Well Paul, you'd have to ask the folks on Rec.Scouting *that*
question. We here at Scouts-L could probably benefit from the
information as well....but I think that the information is already
available from the Rec.Scouting list under FAQ #1, Scouting Around the
Mike L. Walton
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