Re: Green Bar Bill!
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Thu, 23 Sep 1993 16:29:37 +0100
> Come on, Gino! How come you don't know William E. Hillcourt, a.k.a.
> Green Bar Bill? 8-) (Just kidding...)
Is he the one who, while in London, got helped by a scout and tried to
give him a tip (which of course the scout refused)?
> But: when he died (some months ago, alas) "Esperienze e Progetti" carried
> a very nice and informed obituary. I may spend a couple words writing that
> "Esperienze e Progetti" is a very nice (although unofficial) publication,
> that comes from a group of very dedicated Scouters in Bologna, Italy. Very
> well made, unfortunately it's in Italian, of course, but it does a good
> job of keeping us in touch with the things that are happening in Scouting,
> and not only in Italy;
I have read "Esperienze e progetti" only once, the issue about Francis
Vane and the birth of scouting in Italy (at Kandersteg I met the
author of the article...), and found it really informative.
> I feel that our official magazines are a little
> overconcerned with internal discussions and happenings (of course there are
> lots of them, so it's not that much their fault), so "E&P" is a useful
This is true, unfortunately.. but I found british scout magazines to
have the same problem, and I fear it may be so worldwide. There are
too many differences in how scouting is applied... I remember when I
got flamed on rec.scouting for saying I didn't consider shooting a
proper scout activity (and this is a view almost all scouters in Italy
> This may sound a little like trivia. I felt, though, that it was worth
> the time remembering a real Scout. Especially since he left us recently.
It was really intresting - only I am amazed that it took an italian to
reply me about an american fellow!
Gino Lucrezi @ Universita` "V. Rivera" - L'Aquila - Italy
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