Re: First of Many: Internet Scouter "OA Lodge Flap"
Wed, 22 Jun 1994 04:53:24 EDT
So Bob design and create a worldwide internet patch... and try and get
approval from the World Org./Assn. for an internet group. Have SOSSI
and JOTA and (others?) done this? I say go for it! BUT WE CAN have
"event" patches like Mike is offering to do, please dont jump on him,
this has been a topic of discussion for over a month, if anyone is going
to do it in time for NOAC it needs to be done NOW, or the patches wont be
I long ago quit reading 'rec.scout' because of hostile posters, and
never ending arguments. On Scouts-L, other folks point of view is
often very much appreciated. I especially like the non-bsa posts, and
those from other scouters around the world. We all tend to base our reactions
to events on our own past encounters. Many Yankees tend to forget (as in
oversite) the point view of the rest of the world, not in a hostile or mean
way. (I use Yankee, for USA citizen, not American which generalizes and
includes all our brothers/sisters N.& S. of the borders). We in the US,
do not think about what other US states people come from, it may come up,
but is not a big issue. Yet when dealing with those from around the world,
the perception is so different that it often does become part of the issue.
Have I made any sense? I hope so. While there are some "ugly americans"
it only looks like there are more because we bruse easlily when we stumble
around in unknown places.... 8-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City