Robert Gerrish (bobg@ANDES.PNW.NET)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 21:18:49 -0800
Hi, I see introductions are common here. I am not going to take time to
observe much. I just started receiving posts today, but I have been
following (and replying to) rec.scouting for several weeks. I also
follow the Girl Scouting secion of the Service Club BB in Prodigy.
My name is Bob Gerrish and I am involved in Girl Scouts and to a lesser
extent, Cub Scouts. I am (if we get enough Cadettes for a troop) a
co-leader of a Girl Scout troop. I am the Service Unit Registrar. I am
told that I will soon be producing the Service Unit newsletter. And I am
on the planning committee and a head judge for Totem Girl Scout Council's
(Seattle, WA) Cadette and Senior camping challenge weekend (Challenge of
Oh, Cub Scouts - I am Assistant Den Leader for my son's den in Chief
Seattle Boy Scout conucil.
We are a scouting family. My mom was my den leader in Cubs. My dad got
involved in Boy Scouts, first as a Troop Leader in Southwestern Oregon.
And later as a Neighborhood commissioner (and District Commissioner, I
think) after I was out of scouts. My two oldest children are girls, so I
got involved along with my wife in Girl Scouting.
My wife is co-leader of the Cadette Troop, and Service Unit Interviewer,
and an Organizer and Consultant.
I was in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts through Star (I gave up after waiting
over a year for my Leader to send off to council for several merit badges
and my Life). In college I did lots of backpacking, using all those boy
scout skills. I have a undergraduate degree in environmental
biology/botany and have done graduate studies in Audio Visual
I can see from the day's worth of messages that this is a good supplement
to rec.scouting and Prodigy. (Of course, with my involvement in Girl
Scouting, I would like to see more Girl Scout discussion.)
Yours in scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City