John Bemis (jbemis@CASS.MA02.BULL.COM)
Fri, 12 Aug 1994 11:15:27 -0500
Greetings to all of you,
This will be a long message because I will be responding to Mike
Waltons questions about Scouts-l.
PASSING THE WORD ALONG ...!!!!!!! This the most important function that
I see happening with this activity.
March 1994 - Moheagn Council 1994 Pow Wow Book, 200 pages long , about 40
from material from Scouts-l. There is also a companion book of 125 pages
that are the "out takes", all from Scouts-l. It is/was a huge success.
Peter Van Hooten made major contributions with his "letters from the pack"
Summer 1994 - Treasure Valley Summer Camp enjoyed lots of articles from
Scouts-l and rec.scouting; jokes, stories (Dan Mott), songs, comments (Mike
Walton), Home sick remedies (everybody), dealing with death, etc. I missed a
week of deliveries because of NOAC, comments were made in ny direction.
August 1994 - Passing the word about the changes in the new Eagle Scouts req.
I have some happier advancement chairmen in this council, they know some
thing is happening on the issue.
I am not a professional Scouter in spite of what Mike Walton thinks, however
Mike McDonald is. As a scouter, how do I use this medium?
As a Pack Committee member:
parent recruiting, pack jobs & descriptions, pack event ideas,
the jungle book theme (my new cubmaster is canadian and is going into this
with a great deal of enthusiasm), new ceremonies, new ideas (cycling rodeo).
As a Camp volunteer:
pass costs of camp onto Camping Comm Chairman, pass different ideas
onto Summer Camp Director and Program Director.
As A O/A Advisor:
the NOAC list, new ways of doing events, what to do with adults,
transition training for youth to adult, new and exciting "other" ceremonies,
what works and doesn't work from all over.
As Woodbadge staffer:
reunion ideas, WB info from all over the world, WB costs, course
As a District Training Chairman:
awards and knots (mu district commish hasn't seen the file on
distinguished commissioner award, yet), training program changes in cub scout
leader and boy scout leader courses, new ways to do the same stuff, source
material for the roundtable (hazing, YPP, homesick, problems&solutions,
cooking, trips, etc.), bp files, and BSA stats.
As a Scouter:
current contemporary discussions with my peers and friends.
Thanks for asking, Mike.
Yours in Scouting
Quinsigamond District Training Committee Chairman
Mohegan Council, Worcester, MA 01610
As a Scouter:
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City