Jesse E. Cross, III (JCROSS@BEOWULF.MHSL.UAB.EDU)
Thu, 14 Apr 1994 15:04:44 CST
Lets start a new thread!
Yesterday, I called the National Distribution Center and placed and
order for several publications listed in the catalogue.
When I tried to order the "OA Handbook for Officers and Advisors"
(i.e. R4999) I was told that is was a restricted publication that had
to be ordered through the council. I called by council service
center and asked the lady who works there to investigate the
procedure for ordering me one of these books.
She called back ten minutes ago and informed me that the publication
in question was restricted and I am not allowed to purchase it.
There goes the no secrets doctrine right out the window!
(1) If this is a restricted publication why is it advertised in the
(2) I understand there is supposed to be a bit of mystery and mystic
about the OA for non-members. Consequently, OA Handbooks are not
for general distribution to just anyone. I even understand having to
be a member of an organization to obtain its handbook. *BUT*, I've
been an Arrowman for 18 years! Why is the publication restricted for
It seems to me that the powers that be in Boy Scouts and OA have
forked tongues and the mouth says different things depending on which
prong is being used.
If there is someone on this list who is privy to the internal
workings of the OA or Boy Scouts upper echelons who is willing to
explain the reasoning for restricting information, **PLEASE POST**!!
Observations, Comments, Explanations, FLAMES, etc. via the list or to
me personally are welcome!
/s/ Jesse E. Cross, III
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