Richard Russell (lderlore@XMISSION.COM)
Sun, 18 Sep 1994 07:56:50 -0600
How long have you guys all been out there? I got on the Internet in May
and a friend introduced me to Arrow-L, but I really needed this group. I
have been on since last Friday and it's been a fun ride so far.
I am Richard Russell, a 25 year veteran in the Great Salt Lake Council. My
two sons have been very successful in Scouting. Jacob is 19, an Eagle Scout,
who has been with me on staff of two JLT courses. Benjamin, 12, is my Troop
Guide with the New Scout Patrol. Already a Life Scout, he intends to get to
Eagle before his 13th birthday next April. Both went the whole nine yards
in Cub Scouting. Between them they have 5 Pinewood Derby Championships --
I only held the drill and helped put on a little graphite!
My experience includes patrol leader, National Jamboree - 1957 at Valley
Forge, Assistant SM, SM, Committee Chairman, District Varsity Scout
Commissioner, ADC, District Committee, District Training Committee, Unit
Commissioner, Council VS Commissioner, Area VS Chairman, Philmont - 1985,
Philmont Staff - 1987 Admin of Com'r Service, Wood Badge - 1982 (I used
to be a Bear), WB staff - 1983, '84, '86, '87, Varsity Scout JLT Staff -
1990, '91, '94, Explorer JLT staff - 1992, '93, '94. As I indicated
above, I am now the ASM for the New Scout Patrol, we call them Blazers around
here, but they call themselves the Hawks.
Twelve years ago I met Doug Brewer at Wood Badge. He was the SPL.
(Actually he was the Team Captain because it was a Varsity Scout course.)
We have been best friends ever since and seen a lot of unit, district,
council, area and national Scouting together. He is also ASM of the New
Scout Patrol in his unit. Five years ago we decided to publish a monthly
newsletter for Scouters that we called Leader Lore (hence my email
address). It's a small operation but a lot of fun, and we have
subscribers in 42 states.
With all that involvement, I still consider myself a beginner in this
movement. I am here to learn from the great ones out there in cyberspace.
You can be sure I will add my 2 cents worth from time to time.
I am the principal of an LDS seminary. That is a religious education
program for high school students who take an hour out of their regular
schedule to cross the street to my building. We teach Old Testament, New
Tesament and a couple of Mormon subjects. I can't get away from youth, at
home, at work, at play, in Scouts. That is why I look 7 years younger
than my 52 years.
Sorry this was so long!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City