Re: Blazer Scouts
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Sat, 12 Feb 1994 12:28:23 -0600
------stuff deleted ---- I am wondering if we need to
> set up a seperate roundtable for the leaders of the Blazer units, or is that
> normally with the regular Scout Roundtable or for the most part with the
> regular roundtable with perhaps for part of it a seperate side meeting.
> Also for things like a district camporee, do the Blazer groups take part as
> seperate groups or will they be there as a part of the regular Troop?
> Olan Watkins
PLEASE do NOT separate the LDS leaders and units and single them out! National
and many of us have been struggling for years for the traditional Scouters to ac
cept the LDS leaders and units. Blazer Scouts are Webelos -- not on the level o
f Boy Scouts.
Roundtables should NEVER be separate. The whole idea is to function as a whole,
guys - please do not lose sight of this. Jewish, Buddhist, Mormon, Moslem, ever
yone --- it is very much against our program to separate like that. The LDS do
have a separate Woodbadge, but even non Mormon types do attend -- and Mormons at
tend the traditional BS Woodbadge too.
LDS units are almost ALWAYS service by ONE district. I know a district who over
night had 41 units added to its roster of units. LDS people make very good scou
ters and commissioners, as part of what makes the LDS people who they are is the
aspect of service. This makes it easy for them to have the patience needed to
succeed in our program.
Hope this helps.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City