Re: Troop 18's New "Eagle"
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Fri, 2 Sep 1994 00:27:48 -0400
Looks like Paul has given us his Council's address. Here are a couple of
other addresses that may be of help:
1. Rudy Flythe, Regional Director, Northeast Region, BSA, P.O. Box 350,
Dayton, NJ 08810-0350, Telephone 908-821-6500, Fax 908-297-2010.
2. T.J. VanHouten, National Director of Advancement, Boy Scouts of America,
National Office, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving,
Texas 75015-2079, Telephone 214-580-2000 (switchboard I think?).
I would suggest that before there is a rush to swamp these folks with an
angry comment or complaint that we take a second to put ourselves in their
shoes. The two above addressees probably have no idea of Paul's situation
and most likely would be interested in seeing that justice is served. I'm
sure that you will relate to them the information that Paul has provided
the list. Realize that from their viewpoint, they'll want to hear the other
side of the story before responding or answering our questions. Maybe the
best thing is for us to encourage just that - a good look-see from National.
It may be best to have someone with a little distance from the situation
to have a healthy and fair look at the facts and situation with a view
towards making sure that the aims and methods of Scouting are not
Paul, no doubt this has been an agonizing experience for you. Although
many of us have been urging you to stay on for a variety of reasons, we
also know that you have to make a call. Whatever your final outcome, know
that you have a lot of Scouting friends out here to support you.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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