Re: Troop 18 Affair
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Mon, 31 Oct 1994 12:51:16 +000
On Sun, 30 Oct 1994, John Pannell wrote:
> We have now heard from the opposing view in what I will call the Troop 18
> Affair. For the time being, I'll refrain from comment other than to say,
> IMO, not all rings true and (IMO) some important issues are left
> What I want to know is: Paul said the "showdown" with the Trio was last
> Thursday night, what happened?
More to the point, what good was served by distributing these messages to
thousands of computers throughout the world at the cost of hundreds of
From what I can see there is no great issue of policy that affects BSA
nationally, far less those of us in the rest of the world.
Already we have seen separate groups in Canada and Europe , as more and
more of us get fed up with back-biting and bitching from some of the BSA
people. If people <must> publish this sort of stuff at least set the mail
distribution to USA rather than world.
rec.scouting has deteriorated to a discussion of internal BSA politics
about atheists, gays and whatever. This list is degenerating also. Please
folks, try to limit your posting to stuff which is informative and helpful.
If you have a beef about some kid's advancement there <are> means to take
it up other than going public with a whole sordid story which means
little to anybody else, particularly to those who don't even know what a
Board of Review is, far less care.
Ian N Ford
AGSL 25th Greenwich Scout Group
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City