Re: NOAC Report
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Wed, 10 Aug 1994 20:31:47 CST
Scott A Valcourt <sav@UNH.EDU> writes:
>Now that some of the NOAC participants have returned to their terminals
>at the conclusion of last week's adventure, is anyone free to jot down
>a few thoughts and experiences about the NOAC for those of us who
>really wanted to attend but could not due to other reasons? This is
>the first conference that I've had to miss since my first at CMU in 86.
>I'm going through withdrawal! But I'll be at IU in 96 for sure!
My apologies to Scott and others that were staying here to read
accounts from the two (yes two!) Scouts-L meetings during the National
Order of the Arrow Conference. I've been literally swamped when I got
back with "real work", school work, and Scouting work online and
offline and I dropped the ball....not to mention that I came back from
Fort Campbell this evening to 643 mail messages, of which 123 were
personal requests or questions (or comments). So Mike Kalvey, I can
really symphaize with you and others that have experienced "net
The following THREE postings will list summaries of the Pre-NOAC
Scouts-L Meeting, the "Internet Scouters"/NOAC meeting organized by
Ray Dyke and company, and some personal notes, comments and questions
from Mike Walton. I encourage those that were present for one or both
meetings (and most were present for one or the other, if for nothing
else, to stop by and "do that OA handshake thing" Jessiann calls the
OA handshake ("Do you HAVE to shake hands all of the time? And how do
you know that you're shaking hands with a Vigil or a Brotherhood
member?"...good questions to ask here as well).
I am hopeful that three things will occur from this exchange and
topic. First, that those that have knowledge of the program,
background and great stories during this biannual conference of the
BSA's Honor Camping association would PLEASE share them with us all
and give us a taste of what it was like as a participant, staff
member, or advisor during this activity.
Second, that those that are reluctant to associate with the program of
the Order of the Arrow as well as those Scoutmasters and Advisors
online here would be able to see what the "big deal" is all about.
Finally, to allow those that could not attend for whatever reason to
"witness online" the true spirit of this list and those whom not only
spend time online to talk about Scouting and it's impact, but those
whom also talk online about their lives OUTSIDE of Scouting and how it
Settummanque!@YES! It's nice to be back home....I KNOW though, what
I'll be doing on my offday tomorrow!!!!!
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