Re: WOrld Electronic Scouting
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Fri, 24 Jun 1994 00:06:30 -0600
On Thu, 23 Jun 1994, Michael A. McDonald wrote:
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> 2) If a "World Organization of Electronic Scouting" is formed our
> purpose should be clearly stated. Ideas for a formal purpose could
> * The promotion and expansion of computer communication among
> the Scouts and Scouters of the World.
> * Developing a fellowship of World Scouts, with the purpose of
> exchanging information that can be used to improve Scouting
> for all the youth of the world.
I would propose that the first point be modified by replacing "computer"
with "electronic". I recognize that this forum is the source for this
particular impetus; however, a World Organization of Electronic Scouting
should, I think, include or allow for inclusion of participants using
other electronic media, such as the Jamboree on the Air.
A second point. From the threads on this matter, I, too, see two, related
yet different projects here. Once the nature and establishment of the
larger is settled [ World..... ], then the efforts of other projects that
are similar to the NOAC-related one can be undertaken as a part of the
larger. In other words, when we have a World Organization of Electronic
Scouting, participant groups/members can convene various types of
meetings, activities, etc., with an appropriate commemorative patch,
badge, pine, neckerchief, etc., that symbolizes the worldwide nature of
the "parent" organization while specifically recognizing the particular
occassion. Camporee, Jamboree, trail and camp patches of various scouting
groups come to mind as the precedent for this.
Btw, I, too, applaud Mike Walton for taking the bull by the horns, and
getting off the fence to get something done. Even should the group
somehow, ultimately deem that what Mike [ in future-hindsight ] has done
was someway incorrect, at least he will have started the ball rolling [
sorry about the cliches, but I couldn't resist once I got started. ;-) ]
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City