Re: Patch trading ethics and proposal ?
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 22 Sep 1993 14:22:43 EDT
On Wed, 22 Sep 1993 13:04:36 +22320726 Brian L. Davis said:
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>as they have time, and basically don't waste time on polictical silly stuff.
>I'm not sure how accurate that response was, but it does make sense to me.
I do not think the eithical issued that are constantly raised by
scouts and scouters concerning PATCH trading SHOULD fall into the
the politically SILLY stuff. BSA itself makes a MAJOR issue out
of the issue! BSA invoked the RULE that YOUTH can not trade with
adults look like total ripoff people who can not be trusted to
trade with scouts! It put all adult patch collectors into
CAN'T be trusted situation!
And the test the theory of the proposistion that SCOUTS answers
get first priority, my son at age 14 wrote a letter to ASK
WHY scouts can not trade patches with adults! Heck, when I
was standing next to my son at the JAMBO, wathcing a trade,
I was told to MOVE away, beacuse I was INFLUENCING the trade!!!!
Darn right! I was making sure my son did not get ripped off
by a 16 year old RIP OFF KING!!! I becomes ridiculaous to
the extreme when I can not offer advice to my OWN SON at the
It is rediculous that the patch traders organization with
rules for eithical patch trading are BANNED from BSA events,
but welcomed as PART OF THE PROGRAM AREAS at the last three
WORLD Jamboress, plus at least the last 2 Canadian Jambos.
My son asked BSA why they have created such a paranoid
policy on patch trading. He never got an answer!
I would like to know if anyone has ever recieved any
explanation, LOGICAL or NOT!!! 1) What is the basis
for the national policy that adults may not trade
with youth scouts at BSA national events. and 2)
Why does BSA continue to refuse any representation
at the jamborees of the SCOUT collecting associations
except SCOUTS on STAMPS. What makes them special?
After all there is NOW a Collecting merit badge!
Who would be better to run the BOTH at MB midway????
I would be interrested to KNOW if any youth or adult
could get a written reply to either of the above!
still trading patches! And I don't ask for proof of age !
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City