OA Internet Flap flap
James H. McCullars (mccullarsj@EMAIL.UAH.EDU)
Thu, 23 Jun 1994 07:46:26 -0500
Replying to message originally by Pat Skelly, "ScoutLdr@AOL.com"
--> And what about the YOUTH leaders of the National Order of the Arrow? They
--> should be asked for permission to commemorate THEIR conference. This is a
--> Blackeagle Services patch, unofficial anywhere else, and so permission of
--> other organizations is not required; but a Scout IS courteous.
I have watched as one member of this list offers to produce a piece of
memorabilia that several have asked for, and even share the proceeds (not
"profits") with a world Scouting organization. This will undoubtedly turn
into a money-loser (not to count the lost time), but out of Scouting
friendship, he is doing it.
I find it therefore difficult to believe that he is receiving the
castigation that he has received from at least two members of the list.
This idea that we should get (unnecessary) permissions and agreements from
everyone with the word, "scout" in its name is exactly why this hasn't been
done already. We can either talk the idea to death, or we can do it. I
applaud Mike for stepping forward.
This idea that the youth members of the OA should be consulted because
it is "their" conference sounds to me like just an excuse to find fault
with the idea. Do we ask permission with our youth members before we buy a
uniform, or attend a Roundtable, or even attend Wood Badge? After all, it
is "their" troop we are representing!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City