Info on the net (was Restricted Publications
Michael Schaffer (mws@WAEIY.YWC.YK.DOE.CA)
Fri, 15 Apr 1994 11:44:58 UTC
> This is in strict keeping
> of the "Good Ole Boys" network. Thru infomation I obtain thru this list
> and in my travels I have often shocked council people with information
> that I know about.... "Who told you THAT information?" "Well it's in
> pub.so and so, or I heard it on the NET.' Do they act suprised....
I can relate to the above. I moved last fall across the country and
I am reestablishing my scout career in a new region. In my previous
district there was a free flow of information. We tackled problems
to provide an enjoyable program for both the youth and adults of the
I arrived here last fall and promptly presented myself to the
Regional Council along with a description of training I have taken/
presented and various events I have organised. I did NOT expect them
to reorganise the scouting organisation in the Yukon for me, but I
did expect acknowledgement of a new individual who had skills to offer
the community. However there was a Good Ole Boy network in place...
something I find somewhat distasteful in scouting.
Then, there is me. I have found the internet and this newsgroup to
be a treasure trove of information, program ideas. As I am the only
scouter in the Yukon with access to the internet I am constatly
distributing info to people that would find it of use. (Only the people
in my office have direct access to the internet in the Yukon. We are
hooked up via satellite to our super computer centre in Montreal. But
I am off topic. :-) Members of the council are shocked when they
learn I have been reading Scouts Canada proposed National Policy,
or distribute Jamboree updates to the troops. But I feel information
should be in the hands of the people that are working with the boys.
Not in a dusty filing cabinet.
Thank you for your time, I am going to get off my soap box and
put it away.
Yours in scouting
PS If I have any typos forgive me. It has been a long night shift...
9 hours down, 3 to go.
Michael Schaffer firstname.lastname@example.org
Yukon Weather Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City