Re: Pink T-shirts / Uniforms
Blair, Bill (wdb@ITDPCGATE.DSTO.GOV.AU)
Tue, 18 Oct 1994 13:37:00 CST
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 1994 15:41:44 MET
From: Peter Sanger <peter@DUTMPW1.TUDELFT.NL>
Subject: Re: BSA National Update (Week...
Any member of Scouting Nederland, could ask, before going abroad,
for a Letter of Introduction. It is merely a document that states
that the bearer is a member of Scouting Nederland and asks foreign
scouting organizations to offer this person the facilities it
offers to local scouts (accommodation, camp sites, scout
activities etc.) It is given to every member that asks for it,
without looking in his/her scout record.
can't help but want to butt into this thread
From mid 89 to early 92 I was a Webelos leader in New Jersey. If the rule
non-US citizens couldn't be leaders, it was conveniently overlooked in my
Australia has a similar letter of introduction to that used in the
("Passport") which we took to be justification enough for me to be formally
I never found any contradiction in my teaching and encouraging loyalty to
_one's country_ to scouts of another nation and neither did they. I was
perhaps fortunate to have scouts who were flexible enough to cope with the
fact that I did not join with them in the pledge of allegiance.
From my experience, plus having a Swedish leader temporarily in our Scout
I can attest the real benefits to be gained to this World wide movement. The
experience is an education on both sides, and makes us critically look at
program for opportunities for making it better for the Scouts.
SL Mt Painter Troop
Canberra ACT Australia
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City