Re: bsa and separate lists
Thu, 3 Nov 1994 06:17:44 -0500
To all points of the compass,
When I first joined Scouts-L, I read solely those messages whose headings
indicated a BSA content; I ignored Cubs, Webelos, GSUSA, et al. and the
ignorance was mine.
I stumbled into non-BSA messages and read about coaching baseball, pinewood
derbies, Juliette Lowe's birthday, arctic jamborees, South African prayers
for peace, and co-ed groups. Now I read all the messages because there is a
basic current that flows through them; we are interested in providing the
finest experiences for the youth with whom we work. We are fortunate to have
this forum where we can ask for and offer advice and encouragement.
When the forum discusses B-P's ideals or Youth Protection Programs or the
Troop 18 Conflict or the Rwandan tragedy, I read with an awareness of the
rich resources so easily available to me: Peter, Kathie, Mike, Ian, and
scores of others. I read with an awareness that because these people shared
their experiences, both positive and negative, I can and will be a better
leader. Unlike children who seem to prefer to learn from their own mistakes,
we can learn from others. I personally hope that a Canada-L is not started;
I would sorely miss the opportunity to learn about youth organizations beyond
my "myopic" borders.
I know I've stated the obvious, but sometimes when things become heated,
someone has to.
_Siempre Alerta_ and _Gut Pfad_
(I sure hope I remember these correctly 8) -- I wear glasses),
YiS, George GSchmit@AOL.COM
ASM, Trp 18 3234 Moraine Road, Cazenovia, NY
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and
many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome,
charitable views of man and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one
little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." (Mark Twain: The Innocents
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City