Greetings La Belle Province
Don Collymore (DC_COLL@PAVO.CONCORDIA.CA)
Sat, 5 Feb 1994 00:10:22 -0500
My name is Don Collymore. I am a member of The Diviners Rover Crew.
We are located on The South Shore of Montreal, Quebec (Canada).
our crew activities consits of participating in social activites with other
Rovers, and provide service to the scouts and the greater community.
Our Crew has a memebership of seven people: six males and one female.
My position in the Diviners is The Baron External. I am basically in
charge of all External Relations.
Recently, we all volenteered our time of The Telethon of Stars, which is
an annual fundraiser for two children's hospitals in Montreal. We were in
charge of security. Although we saw stars like Chubby Checker, we did
not get a chance to meet them (Oh well, that's show biz).
Every Friday, we help the local Scout Troop (10-14) in our area. We
aid the Scout Leaders carry out their program by helping the Scouts with
their badges, attending their camps, and playing their games with them.
Although many Rover Crews do their best to live up to the spirit of
scouting, the mainstream Scout Leadership do not think so. As a
result, some members of Scouts Canada is attempting to exercise more
control over the Rover Program by limiting the age to 21, and implement
a mandatory system of badges to apply accross the country. They feel
this way, they will eliminate the partygoers and they think that they will
recruit more leaders. Unfortunately, a few wild crews have given them the
ammunition that they need.
Our position is that there should be more dialogue and cooperation between
us and Scouts Canada.
As it stands now Scouts Canada has not provided us with enough funding,
or advertising for our program.
It is not all doom and gloom up here in Canada. There are Scouters who
believe in us and that Rovers ARE beneficial to Scouting. We hope that in
the future, we will have a better understanding between the two groups.
Anyways I'm going to split now for this letter is already far far long
enough, besides I feel that computers are really an
alien race out to enslave human kind by making us lazy, and our butts sore.
So, until we meet again at the crossroads of Scouting, Au Revoir.
Don Collymore, D.R.C.
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