Computers and Scouting
Olan Watkins (o.watkins@GENIE.GEIS.COM)
Fri, 13 May 1994 17:21:00 UTC
To Fred Rogers email@example.com
Subject: Computers and Scouting
As I promised to supply you with some information on the Genie Network
Scouting, I am sending this along for your use and information.
In general the Genie Scouting Section is divided into discussion topic
There is about an equal division of areas for Boy Scouting and Girl
with a somewhat smaller area reserved for Exploring and Sea Scouting. There
are topic areas for camping, advancement, camp cooking, Order of the Arrow,
OA Flap and CSP trading, Cub Scouting, Sponsor Problems, Flag Protocol, and
Safety concerns. On the Girl Scouting side, there are topics for each group
such as Brownies, Cadets, etc.
A few weeks ago, they had a couple of GSUSA Council Execs come on live at
of the Real Time Conferences to answer questions from the floor. So far they
have been unable to get any one from BSA National to agree to take part in
of the RTCs.
Below is some information provided by the Scouting Sysops.
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We have recently expanded the scouting area into two adjacent categories
because of the popularity of the discussions. One category is reserved for
information exchange and the discussion of scouting in theory. The other
a networking category, where our participants share their experiences of
what works and doesn't with co-volunteers from across the country.
The software library currently contains hundreds of informational files that
have been uploaded by our subscribers. These range from clip-art,
music files, and archives of bulletin board discussions.
Another feature of GEnie is the Real Time Conference (RTC). We host a
scouting volunteer RTC every Sunday afternoon where leaders come together
line to chat in a virtual "face-to-face" environment. It is also a place for
special events. For example, we are hosting a computer badge/interest
project workshop, where girls will log on with their leaders to talk with
professionals using computers, experience communication via modem and feel
the excitement of connecting with other scouts from around the country.
If you would like to learn more about our service, please write us at either
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City