Re: Who's who in the Global Village
John Oakes (joakes@UNM.EDU)
Thu, 1 Dec 1994 09:29:22 -0600
My Name is John Oakes. I am a Scoutmaster for Troop 459 and a Unit
Commissioner for the Sandia District here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I
have been in scouting five years now. I am Woodbadge trained(was elected
permanent Senior patrol leader of Troop We5-412-1-94), I recieve my beads
this 8th of December. I have four units as a Commissioner that I big
brother and help. Great people. Our Troop has grown from Five boys when we
started last January to Twenty on deck now with a promise of twenty to
thirty more this march. Much work to do, you know. But, I am blest to have
committed adults who help. Our Troop is boy run and boy led...
I am 40 soon to be 41 am married to a wonderful woman, Nancy. I have a
step son Evan, 12 yr old (1st class scout and patrol leader) and Caleb
James, 8 1\2 month old.. he is a wild man for sure. Already trying to
walk and "cruise the furniture". I am a systems programmer here at the
University of New Mexico...Fairly competant in the Unix enviroments but
real expertise is in IBM platforms and enviroment. By the way, I am a
linquist of sorts, I speak Spanish, German, and a little Arabic. Writing
them is a little hard for me.. but I give it a try. I look forward to
creating links with others across the world who are members of this
wonderful thing called Scouting.
I used to be a Beaver...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City