Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Thu, 22 Sep 1994 21:25:06 CST
I've been trying as hard as I can to "catch up"...this is really wild
that we've had so *much* great discussion on so many topics....that's
why my postings have been few and far between (that and finally
getting everything settled in and all of the resources here in the
This morning, ALL of the mail that I've been reading for the past four
weeks was lost...wiped completely along with our files from the USENET
NEWS area!! I've been fielding email "how comes" ever since 7pm this
evening my time (it's nine or so now!).
Nope, I'm NOT the system adminstrator...Hunter got a note from me too!
But many newbies here were confused when yesterday there were 75 notes
on Scouting and today there's nothing!
This is a GREAT time to remind folks here of a GREAT RESOURCE. Unlike
other lists *hehehe*, Scouts-l postings are ARCHIVED each and every
month. This was created for two main reasons.
One, so that those that wanted to retrieve information that we've shared
here can do so and review *entire strings of conversation* and great ideas
off-line (or to share them with others that don't have email access
yet!). This can be that start of getting your Roundtable or District
or Group Committee online (and from the way things have been going,
many of you have been extracting entire weeks or months and doing just
that!) or just looking back and seeing when was the first time Don
Izard mentioned patch trading and the National Patch Traders
More importantly, so that we are NOT always "treading over the same waters"
each time a particular topic comes up. This is NOT to curb discussion
on ANY topic at all; just to give those that haven't been around here
as long as some of us "old timers" (and I'm calling myself a old timer
too! *grinning*) some "history and background" to the PRESENT
discussions. I find it really great to be able to "re-visit" what we
have all talked about here and to even reference what some of us
stated to make a point or to answer a current question about something
we've talked about in the past. It's not the fault of the many new
folks that they haven't found us before now....but with the archived
discussions, they can see for themselves what makes THIS list not only
useful and entertaining, but also friendly and what you would EXPECT a
"youth groups discussion list" to "look and feel like".
Look at the archives as the "Jack Smith background reports" which
would preface the Brinkley discussion show (or the BBC's talk show).
To access the archive for a given month, all you have to do is send a
email message to the LISTSERVER (not, please not, to *this* list!) with
the following line in the body (nothing else, the machine there won't
understand anything except specific commands):
GET SCOUTS-L LOGMMYY
(where MM is a month, 01 to 12 and YY is a year, starting with the
first year (19)90 to the present 94.
You can review more than one month's logging by repeating the same
command in the that message, for instance, this is what I will be
doing to get the log from August and September, 1994:
GET SCOUTS-L LOG0894
GET SCOUTS-L LOG0994
You will find as I have found many times that the Scouts-L archives
are one of the most useful resources we Scouters and youth leaders
have. We've talked about ADD, we've talked about Wood Badge. We've
talked about motivational techniques to get kids to join our
organizations and how to fund the groups. We've talked about how
policy sometimes isn't what what it's supposed to do for us and we've
all pitched in to help our fellow Scouters to resolve some personal
and "professional" issues here.
I've found a posting from two years back, as we start our fall funding
kickoffs, which was taken from the archives. I'll post it in a few.
Thanks again, for making Scouts-L a GREAT personal and "professional"
resource for me. I'm still here...going through all of the personal
mail and then the list mail. I've got a LOT of postings to make, too.
Have a GREAT FALL Roundup!
Settummanque!@HEY! None of my personal mail was affected...just list
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