Judi Flaherty (Judi=Flaherty%SS%DFCI@RHYS.DFCI.HARVARD.EDU)
Mon, 12 Sep 1994 17:06:20 EDT
I've been hanging in the wings for a week or so since signing
onto this list and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm not a Scouter but am
a Camp Fire leader. I've got a group of girls, which I've had for 6 years,
ranging in age from 11-14 years. I've not been able to locate a forum like
this for Camp Fire and was very glad to find SCOUTS-L. While there are many
differences, there are a great deal of similarities between Scouts and Camp
Fire - not least of which helping young people grow into strong, healthy,
ethical, happy adults.
I must say, I'm impressed by community, connections, and
continuity you all seem to have. I'm the only C.F. leader in about a 20 mile
radius, and at the moment don't even have a co-leader. The children's parents
are great, but there are no assistant leaders, committees, etc. Pretty much
anything I do I have to orchestrate completely. It's worth it, but I know I
could do more - better with help.
We've done some great camp outs, and projects, and have been deeply
involved with an organization which assists homeless families for three years.
I'm hoping to guide some of my girls through their WoHeLo Medallion in the
next few years. I believe it is similar to your Eagle Scout.
I would be interested in finding a group of kids (Scouts, Girl Guides
Camp Fire, 4-H, etc.) in the same general age group somewhere outside the US
with whom we could become penpals (or e-mail pals). Please let me know if you
have a group and would like to correspond with us.
I hope I'll have something to contribute to the list at some point,
but for now, I think I'll sit back and listen some more.
Yours in WoHeLo,
Camp Fire Council for Eastern Massachusetts
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City