Re: Help for my son
Tom Gumpel (TGUMPEL@VMS.HUJI.AC.IL)
Mon, 30 May 1994 19:19:00 +0300
Thanks so much for answering my note.
We are looking for some sort of forum where he will be able to correspond
with other scouts. The SCOUTS-L and rec.scouts are more adult oriented
and not too interesting for a 10.5 year old.
> The BSA has a programme called "Lone Scout" for Scouts who are isolated from
> the ability to belong to a BSA Troop, and it should be possible to set him up
> for this through the National office in Irving, TX.
I'm sure that this would be very interesting to him. Can you give me any
more information about how to arrange this?
> You should also talk to his present Scout Leader about the possiblility of
> your son doing a two-track advancement process. In other words, if he earns
> an Israeli badge, he couls also be earning the equivalent BSA badge.
The Israeli scout group that he belongs to is not affialited directly with
BSA. It is called The Working Youth and is one of several different scouting
groups in the country (boys and girls). I'm sure that the SLs in these
groups will not have a clue as to hook ins with the BSA.
Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. I also greatly appreciate your
taking time and helping my sister, Susan.
BTW, I envy you for living in the Netherlands. A wonderful place.
Tom Gumpel TGUMPEL@VMS.HUJI.AC.IL
Department of Special Education 972-2-882-165
School of Education Fax: 972-2-882-045
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, ISRAEL 91905 All my life I've wanted to be somebody, I
realize now that I should have been
-- Lily Tomlin
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City