Re: Meaning of Scouting
Mike D Tester (mike@MIKET.DEMON.CO.UK)
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 19:28:00 +0000
Bruce ward wrote
> Last night I watched a video recording of a television program screened
> last week on a National Network (SBS) in Australia. The program was on
> our founder, Robert Baden-Powell and gave me some food for thought on
> what Scouting is all about.
> The program painted a picture of the Scouting movement as an evolving
> idea in BP's life. He started with the aim of rebuilding British youth,
> with very Nationalistic ideals. As Scouting spread however, BP began to
> dream of World peace, and saw Scouting as a possible seed to achieve
> that noble goal.
> According to his son, BP was absolutely shatterd by the outbreak of
> World War II, and this was behind his retirement to Kenya, and withdrawal
> from public life.
> There was much more of value in the program, and I feel it would be great
> for leader training, but it dis make me wonder how BP himself would have
> seen some of recent discussion on SCOUTS-L?
> So there is a fair bit of traffic, some of it not too relevent to all of
> us! (There may be some technical ways around that) BUT surely we share
> some pretty good suff. Most days I get something I value from the
> discussion, and occasionally I can contribute as well.
> I feel that BP would have been delighted with the concept of Scouts and
> Scouters in far flung corners of the world COMMUNICATING on a daily
> (sometimes hourly) basis. Lets not spoil a good thing. If it works,
> dont fix it, because it may not work the same ever again if you do.
> PS, I think the TV program was made in the UK, but my family taped it while
> I was away last week and I missed the first minute and got no credits.
> Does anyone know the program title and where it can be obtained?
> Bruce Ward
> Orange, Australia
> reply email address is ---> email@example.com
The Programme is Scouts (The Rise of The World Scout Movement)
As far as I know it may stillbe purchased from
THE SCOUTFILM GROUP VIDEO OFFER
P.O BOX 44
SURREY KT22 7AE
I can try and find out more details if you like
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City