Re: FOREST MCVICAR
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Wed, 22 Jun 1994 14:59:01 EDT
BRUCE C JOHNSON <JOHNSON@MAIL.LOC.GOV> writes:
> Mike Walton:
> I was just reading rec.scouting (oh, that aweful discussion
> about co-ed scouting and lack of scout courtesy on one
> subscriber's part) and I note that you mentioned that Forest
> McVicar is now the new National Exploring Director. Did I get
> that right? If so, when did that happen? (I have to tell you
> that I feel this truly good news. Forest is one of the best
> Scouting execs I've ever met, and one whose Exploring credentials
> are long and varied.) Please reply to me off list if you like.
Forrest has been serving as the National Director of Exploring in
addition to some other duties for a while....Forrest started out as a
volunteer, and later entered into the profession of Scouting in the
Northeast Region. He's been the Sea Exploring's Director for some
time, following in the footsteps of Commander Keene, and was
responsible for the coordination of several great National Exploring
Congresses and Conferences.
Forrest is also the resident "Exploring Trainer" and has developed the
present Exploring Leader Training course over the past years. He's
also the person that has been "pushing" for an Exploring Wood Badge
Course which would "play in Peoria as well as Pittsburg" (his words).
He's out at Philmont this summer, putting together the annual
Exploring Training and Service Conference.
I am proud to know that when we sometimes "knock" our professional
counterparts for not "holding up their end of the bargain", that I can
point to Forrest (and others) and say "Well...this is a person that
not only tells us to be trained in our jobs, but he's the first one
there to BE TRAINED in his -- and ours!!
Forrest has also served as the National Advisor to the National
Exploring Cabinet back in the "early days" as well as National Advisor
to Law Enforcement, Law and Government, and as I mentioned earlier,
He's a GREAT Exploring professional and an even GREATER Scouter. He's
dedicated to what he's doing and more than willing to try new concepts
in this growing program.
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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