Re: Lack of White House attendance at BSA activities
David Cho (dcctdw@MIT.EDU)
Thu, 23 Dec 1993 16:23:57 EST
I've been lurking on this list since mid-October, so let me introduce
myself. I am David Cho, a senior at M.I.T., majoring in computer science.
In October, I was elected President of the Alpha Phi Omega chapter (Alpha
Chi), but unless I indicate it, I will always be speaking for myself, and
not for Alpha Chi. (This letter is no exception -- these opinions are most
definiately mine and not necessarily the chapter's.)
If there are people who wish to discuss APO and its relations with the BSA,
GSA, and other Scouting groups, I would be very interesting in starting
dialogues. Personally speaking, I find the close ties between APO and BSA
disturbing (and how similar sentiments are held within APO), and would be
interested in discussing perspectives and solutions with other people.
Right now, our chapter is having problems in getting a dialogue started
with the GSA Councils, so if anyone has ideas on how to open lines of
communication, we'd be most grateful.
I was only briefly part of the Cub Scouts, so unless I see issues of
"Scouting" rather than "BSA/GSA", I'll probably be keeping quiet and just
I'd like to comment on something that came out today:
>> As for the "snubbing" of BSA by the Pres. and Vice Pres...I think that
>> is part of it but I think another part is their complete "lack" of
>> knowledge of the social and political graces.
Hmm. Perhaps. Although, for the APO National Convention in Dec 1992, then
President-Elect Clinton sent us a note. It wasn't very deep, mind you, but
it makes me skeptical of the "social graces" argument.
Brother, Alpha Chi chapter (I, 96)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
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