Re: National Flags...
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 8 Sep 1994 03:10:01 -0400
You wrote of an regretable situation when you flew the Canadian Flag on
your national holiday. Fortunately, I don't think that is quite
representative of most Scouts. We have a Canadian detachment in our
District (attached to the Embassy) and they've not had a similar
experience. In my travels and partipation in Scouting in several areas of
the U.S., the display of another nation's flag has nearly always acted as
a homing beacon for the Scouts to go see what's different, the same, etc.
In many private camps in the Virgina-Maryland area staffs are recruited
internationally and they seem to display as many as a dozen flags from
various countries. Counselors are encouraged to display their flags and
other national symbols. The kids love it.
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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