Long lasting effects
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 28 Oct 1993 08:45:27 CDT
> There was no longlasting effect to the troubles with the United Way, or any
> real impact about the question of Scouts meeting in "public" schools for
> "free"... so it's more or less business as usual here in the hotbed of
> controversy in CA.
Happy to hear that you feel all is quiet in CA. HOWEVER ---- the United Way
situation is FAR from "no longlasting effects." Anyone in the district/council
level will tell you that all United Ways are cutting back across the country
because we will not out our standards and values, and that within 5 years there
will be very little support to any programs from the United Way to BSA.
In preparation for this, nationa, regions, councils, and districts have put into
their newly formulated "Long Range Plans" for Benchmark 2000 (year 2000), an
increasingly higher percentage of money being put into trust funds that are
being planned to cover the loss, and/or ability to no longer depend on the
United Way and it's decisions.
As far as not promoting Scouting in "public" schools, it may ok where you are,
however Mr. Sherman is in our council and continues to publicly (in the media)
and loudly proclaim that we do not have freedom of speech to inform the
children. So far it has not hurt very much, and the court systems do seem to
understand he has a right not to "listen" as do his children, or anyone else's.
It is FAR from over and done. Living with it makes it very real indeed!
Northwest Suburban Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City