Rodger Morris (rlm@SUNED1.NSWSES.NAVY.MIL)
Tue, 13 Sep 1994 18:06:34 PDT
Troop 852 of Camarillo, California, in co-operation with Troop 257 of
Camarillo, recently hosted a delegation of British Scouts and Scouters. It
was a wonderful, albeit exhausting experience which I can wholeheartedly
recommend to others. All too often, our Scouts are blissfully unaware that
Scouting is indeed a worldwide movement. Oh, they know it intellectually,
but that's like the blind man knowing what the elephant looks like.
Many of my Scouts have finally "seen the elephant". If you get the chance
for your Scouts to see the elephant, grab it with both hands!!!
>To: Kevin Clay
>From: rlm@suned1 (Rodger Morris)
>Subject: USA Visit
>I just noticed a snippet in a message dated 15 August 94 where Jim Sleezer
quoted you as saying you were interested in visiting the USA. My Troop and I
just got done hosting the 5th Highcliffe Scout Troop. They came over with 17
Scouts aged 13-15 and four leaders.
>They split their time between Colorado and California. In California, we
arranged the following activities:
>MON 22 AUG 94 Arrival at Los Angeles International Airport, pool party
>TUE 23 AUG 94 Magic Mountain (Roller coasters galore)
>WED 24 AUG 94 Surfing USA Day, Presentation of Proclamation by Mayor
>THU 25 AUG 94 Depart on Yosemite National Park backpacking trip
>SUN 28 AUG 94 Return from Yosemite
>MON 29 AUG 94 Day of rest, shopping at malls
>TUE 30 AUG 94 Universal Studios
>WED 31 AUG 94 Departure from Los Angeles International Airport
>We are still recovering. Still, we are game to host another British Scout
onslaught in 1997.
>Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City