Re: bsa domination (was: Re: Canadian scouts-l (66 lines))
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Thu, 3 Nov 1994 00:09:35 +000
Was your post <really> necessary ?
Just read through the list and look at addresses ... very few non-US
readers have posted on issues such as advancement problems , atheism,
homosexuality , etc . - and those that have have on the whole taken a
fairly balanced view.
I agree that I have criticised individuals who have washed dirty linen in
public and brought BSA and Scouting generally into disrepute. I would do
so if a Leader from The Scout Association (UK) were to get into sordid
arguments over political issues,
I'm not sure what your own Scouting background is. FWIW I have been in
Scouting for 32 years. As a youth I earned the Chief Scout's Award, the
highest under-16 award in British Scouting. I have served in a range of
unit and district capacities , and have completed Cub Scout and
Commissioner Wood Badges.
In 1990 I joined BSA as an ASM in Troop 401 here in London. I completed
Boy Scout (BSA) Wood Badge at Philmont , Commissioner Basic , TTT and
Scouter Training Award. I am a trainer for BSA here in England.
I wonder how many of the BSA Scouters on the list could claim a similar
knowledge of another nation's program ...
Ian N Ford
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City