Who's who in the Global Village
Ray Saunders (rsaunders@EUROSCOUT.KNOOPPUNT.BE)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 00:16:48 +0100
Welcome to all those wishing to participate with us in our seminar
"Building the =07Global Village" in Belgium this week. This is the first tim=
that we have been part of a 'virtual seminar' which might be reaching over
50,000 Scouters and Guiders around the world. We hope that many of you will
join-in with our activities this week. We are a very mixed group of
Scouters and Guiders from many countries in Europe. We would like to tell
you a little bit about ourselves:
Hello my name is Brian Kavanagh.
I am from Dublin Ireland.
I am National Commissioner for Cub Scouts in the Catholic Boy Scouts of Irel=
I came here to try and see what all this New Techologies is about and how I
can use it with children of the 8-10 years range and their leaders.
I also would like to exchange ideas with other Cub people and to see what
we can do with the material that we have.
A little bit about myself I am 35 years.
I am married and I have two children one is 7 years and the second is 4 year=
I would like to hear from other Cub people.
I am a Scout Leader from Agesci (Italy), and a regular member of the
SCOUTS-L, rec.scouting, and scouting-europe forums.
I have been a Leader for Scouts and Rovers, and I am presently Group Scout
Leader. I am also a member of GSI (Gruppo Sperimentazione Informatica -
Informatics Experimenting group). My main job in GSI has to do with
Networks, and we have been running a Fidonet Echomail Area since 1991, and
we have founded the ScoutNet File Distribution Network in 1992. ScoutNet is
now becoming a full network on its own.
I am the SysOp of soon-to-open 'Gilwell BBS', one of the Italian ScoutNet
nodes (it is presently a Mail-Only system).
I am sure we will be able to join efforts here at this seminar, and
coordinate with other nation's networks.
I am also interested in trading badges and scout books (hint, hint)
Massimo (Max) Mascia
I'm a Scout Leader from AGESCI (Italy). I'm a leader at National level for
the age 8-11.
Now, I'm opening a new group in my town.
I'm working in the computing center of the University of Cagliari, I'm the
System Administrator. I'm interested in making a local scout-net node.
E-mail : IRL0008@applelink.apple.com
My name is Derek Coffey. I am a cub scout leader from Ireland. I am a
member of the Scout association of Ireland, one of four organisations
within the Federation of Irish Scout Associations. I am responsible for
training leaders and also designing the cub scout programme ( as part of
the national cub team). Outside scouting I work as a Systems Manager for a
large screen printing company.
My hobbies outside scouting include canoeing, sailing, scuba diving and
Why I am here. Why am I here ? I hope to get fuller picture of the
networks available and how people have implemented the computer within
their own programmes. I also hope to drink plenty of this nice Belgian
beer and avoid Maria's Husband !!!!
My name is Maria Varouta. I come from Greece. I am a Brownie leader and my
friend Derek is trying to teach me how to use his Macintosh. I wonder
whether his effort will be a success. Outside guiding my other hobbies are
listening to music , reading books and discovering intresting new
hobbies!!!! I am studying to be a kindergarten teacher at the University
of Athens. I have come here hoping to intrude the computer world and with
the information I get I am aiming to help the Greek Girls Guide Assosiation
build a network.
My name is Maurice Saltiel. I am a member of the Greek Girl Guide
Assosiation (never been a scout ...). I am a leader in a team of rangers
and unfortunately a leaders' trainer. I used to be a brownies' leader
since my early 20s, but lately I've been wiser. I live in Thessaloniki and
I study civil enginnering in the Aristotle Univercity of Thessaloniki. I
play basketball (successfully like all Greeks), and I listen to greek (not
folk) music. My favourite singer is Eleptheria Arvatitaki. I've come
here to learn from my new friend Derek all the tricks of all kinds of nets.
I just hope the G.G.G.Assosiation is satisfied by the Irish knowledge I'm
My name is Igor Bizjak
e-mail addres: Igor.Bizjak@pasadena.si
I came from town Ljubljana in Slovenija.
I am system operator of ZTS BBS and I am also a technical editor of
Slovenian national scout magazine called TABOR. In my group I am leader of
senior scouts (21 and up).
I came to this seminar hoping to connect ZTS BBS to wider net of scout BBS
and exchange a large quantities of informations.
When I have a little time then my hobbies are playing the guitar, painting
and in skiing in the winter, but at the moment I am raising two children .
Hei, I'm Pauli Saloranta from Espoo, Finland. I'm 23 years old and I've
been involved in Scouting for ten years now. My current tasks are to train
rover leaders and develop the rover program. I'm also a member of the
national Scout committee where I intend to promote supporting scout net
activity and the application of computer technology in Scouting in Finland
in general. Another reason I am in this seminar is that I want to make
contact with interesting people all over Europe and the rest of the world!
In my private life I study maths and astronomy.
My Name is Lars von Olleschik. I come from Germany, exactly from Muenster.
I'm 29 years old, married and I have a little daughter (Josephine) who is
allready 6 years old.
She has to wait for one more year before she will be allowed to enter the
DPSG, the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg which is my scout
organisation as well.
I myself have been a leader of rovers for several years, then passed to
become the "Bezirksvorsitzender" (destrict leader) of Muenster and now I
have tried to leave the scout movement for about three years, but wasn't
lucky in succeed upto know (as you see).
Everytime I finished one job I was asked to start an intbout three years,
but wasn't lucky in succeed upto know . Everytime I canceled one job I was
asked to start an interesting new one.
Currenty I am involved in setting up an electronic scouting network for the
destrict of Muenster and hopefully for whole Germany very soon. More than
that I have started the electronic mailing list "scouting-europe" about
three months ago. These are the reasons why I particiate in this seminar.
Bye for today, Lars
Hi, it=B4s Tiina Pusa here. My scoutmates call me Tiitu. I come from Finland=
from Helsinki. In scout I have been for 16 years, I'm 22 years old now.
Last five years I have haddd intresting times with rovers. At the moment
I'm rovers' leaders trainer. I have also trained scout leaders and patrol
leaders. I'm in the district committee, in Uusimaa, whitch is one of the 18
districts in Finland. In national area I'm improving the program of rovers.
In Finland we have special competitions of scout skills and I've gone
through those with my group for ten years.
In my reeeal life I study art education in University of industrial arts
Helsinki.Scouti and the arts including good friends areal life I study art
education in the University of industrial arts Helsinki.Scouting and the
arts including good friends are meaning of my
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to make contacts to interesting people all over Europe. In my private life
I study maths and astronomy in the University of Helsinki and play my
violin every now and then.
Hello, my name is Renato Bustamante. I come from Chile. I'm Civil
Engineering. I'm a Cub Scouts leader and District leader of the Asociaci=F3=
de Guias y Scouts de Chile, I'm working (project volunteer) in the Europe
Scout Office on Co-operation & Development. I have been 13 years in the
scouting. My hobbies: all the sports (football, volley-ball, formula one
(F1), rugby, etc.), the music, the jogging and the excursion.
Excuse my English (I speak Spanish and French).
Danny Schwendener <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm a cub scout leader in Zurich, Switzerland. I originally set up a
newsgroup on Usenet (rec.scouting) and a collection of ideas, hints and
tips maintained by a board of editors and aimed at the scout and cub scout
leader (the rec.scouting FAQ files). Since the volume of these tips grew
rapidly, I started storing most of those that didn't make it into a FAQ on
an internet archive called ftp.ethz.ch. Aside of Scouting, I'm producing
electronic books on CD-ROM and
information systems, cook gargantuous dinners and go out for a walk
with my pet ant. Oh yes, my Scout name is Spike.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City