Re: bsa domination (was: Re: Canadian scouts-l (66 lines))
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Wed, 2 Nov 1994 23:43:01 +000
Bob ... DOWN, BOY !
If you read my last few posts you would have seen how BSA Scouts
participated in a British Cub Scout camp ... how Channel District BSA
helped organise Interlink, and international camp in Surrey, UK ...
how BSA Scouts in the UK deal with trying to implement the program overseas.
There have been other posts describing co-operation between BSA troops
and those in Canada.
In the past I have posted articles exploring philosophical differences
between the Eagle Scout and Queen's Scout awards , the conclusion of
which is that each is equally valid in terms of the objectives of the
program of each nation.
From what I can recall the criticism of BSA comes from <within> the USA
and is centred around four issues - perceived unfairness in the local or
national " advancement " process, application of DRP , co-ed Scouting (
or lack of) and homosexuals. Many of the most virulent posters appear to
be present, former or rejected wanabee members of BSA.
FWIW my GBP 0.013 ( about two cents at the current rate of exchange)
Ian N Ford
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City