Re: bsa domination (was: Re: Canadian scouts-l (66 lines))
Alan Wolfson (awolfson@MSI.COM)
Mon, 31 Oct 1994 11:16:22 -0500
Gregor Hermann wrote:
> my problem is not that most posters are from the USA but that most of
> the themes only relate to BSA; i also dislike the attitude of some of
> the list's members who equal "scouting" and "bsa"
> that tells us a lot: 1) BSA 2) rest of america 3) rest of the world
> ... say something about priorities ...
There are a large number of postings relating to Scouting in the
US, but I wouldn't characterize it as any bias against Scouting in
other countries around the world. For every person posting on this
list who thinks that Scouting begins and ends with the BSA, there are
many more of us who _KNOW_ that Scouting embraces the entire world.
Part of the problem is that the US is a large country. Many of
its citizens rarely, if ever, interact with anyone from a country
other than the US. It is therefore, quite easy for them to forget
that other countries exist. Does that make it right? Of course not,
but unfortunately we don't live in ideal societies.
If those of you who live outside of the US want to hear more about
Scouting in _YOUR_ countries, or tell us more about your Scouting
organizations, then post away! I have enjoyed many of the non-BSA
postings about Scouting around the world. I have learned a great deal
about Scouting from reading your messages, and hope that you continue
to educate me.
Yours in Scouting,
Alan Wolfson Assistant District Commissioner
Molecular Simulations Incorporated Arrowhead Dist. Daniel Webster Council
(617) 229-9800 I used to be a Bear (NE-CS-36)
firstname.lastname@example.org Co-leader Junior Troop #307 GSUSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City