GEN: Registration & active duty
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 18:46:22 EST
>Simple. Some of them participate in Troop activities from time to time. I
>was kept registered in my Troop from January of 1978 to December of 1985 at
>the Troop's expense as a gesture of support whilst I was on active duty in
>the U.S. Navy. My re-registration money was returned to me with a note
>stating that it was their proud privilege to keep me enrolled at their
>expense for the term of my active service, and that they hoped I would
>participate in Troop activities whenever I was in the area on leave.
I seem to remember that Canadian Scouters who served in the armed
forces during World War II were allowed to wear service bars for the
years they were overseas. Though they weren't registered (not as if
it would've done them any good- long way home), it counted in their
tenure as leaders.
It probably counted for all people, regardless of whether or not they
were actually overseas. You can't do much work in your local troop
if you're at a training camp.
People were encouraged to believe in their armed forces a lot more
back then, though. There was a little more support for that war
than certain other ones in the USA.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City