Cly Bascone (SEQ184@AOL.COM)
Sat, 20 Aug 1994 21:15:37 EDT
I am reposting the last fax we had from Dr. Bascone we believe parts of this
might be of interest to all out there. Thank you
Dr. Brig De Saalta
> Arrived safely but things are not good the red hats Zairian Military
> have moved in to close the border with Rwanda as the French are
> leaving.You can hear gun fire across the border so it must be > heating up.
I have met a lot of the local scouts who are working at
> the camp, they are great they work 10 to 15 hours at a time and
> have located some of the Scouts De Rwanda and got them > working, they
share their food and clothes with them. I have been > asked by Ovidma Katkiam
the socut leader to locate old American > Uniforms to send back they have no
uniforms, the ones I see are > old Brit or American Uniforms which have been
sent over to them.
> I will take care of that when I get home> The Scout Asc. Zaire is
> taking help for their scouts but they have it bad the Border guards
> have taken their money and until today have taken anything they > wanted,
but the Red Hats will not allow it so things have looked up > a little. I
have been asked for more food aid but the runways are not
> in good shape they do not seem to be effective for lighting to land
> at night, the scouts light bon fires t help the late planes but three > had
to be re-shuffeled until in the morning. Death is around > everywhere in the
camps and the Zaire scouts do a lot of help in > removing the dead and
helping in burials.How many of our >American Scouts or your French scouts
would do this I think none.
> We have raised sometimes a bunch of spoiled brats who have > known no
hardship and would have a hard time if things got bad.
> The BSA is now catering to the wims of the elite and must put > some
measures to toughen up the scouts this could be us.
> See you Monday mornign or afternoon it all depends on the
> way things go here it may be Tuesday. I am O.K.. no problems on > this side
> Call my house and let them know everything is O.K. I am safe and
> of course I am the one who never gets hurt luckis still on my > shoulder.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City