Some closing thoughts...
Ray Saunders (rsaunders@EUROSCOUT.KNOOPPUNT.BE)
Sun, 4 Dec 1994 18:13:10 +0100
Dear friends in the virtual half of our Global Village seminar. We have
come to the close of our face-to-face discussions in Courrier, Belgium. Now
we would like to share with you our thoughts as we head-off to our
different countries - divided by borders but united in the village that has
no boundaries: our vision of the Global Village!
In the coming weeks, as we finalise the elements of our report, we will
share those with you. In order that you can continue to contribute to this
process, we have decided to keep the <firstname.lastname@example.org>
address active for the moment. We hope that you will want to comment on our
thoughts as we present them.
As is so often the case, the limitations of physical transport links took
some of our friends away before the closing act of the seminar programme.
Those of us who were able to remain until the end would like to share our
personal closing thoughts...
Peter: I have met a lot of new people, I had a good week, and had a lot of
profit out of it, and I will leave a lot of friends !
Brian: I can now see that (it) can/will make a difference with Cub Scouts
8-11 now and in the future.
Maria:I have spent a wonderful time in Courriere meeting new friends,
getting to work with computers and enjoyed once more in a Scout and Guide
Ray: This has been a very motivating experience. To all those who
contributed in every way, I thank you for sharing this time (and future
times) with us.
John: Well I think that this meeting proves that we can't live without
meeting, I will most sincerely miss you all.
Tiina: Woman afraid of computer: DON'T PANIC! In the Global Village you get
lots of support - and even those male experts are most long-suffering. The
net also needs us women; the virtual world isn't complete without us.
Pauli: This was an important event in the dawn of electronic Guide and
Scout communication. Let's make it work!
Maurice: Guiding and Scouting meeting the electronic communications world
in the Courriere chateau...
Lars: As far as I reflected what we discussed and explored in the last few days
I'm deeply impressed how effective we all worked together.
Gino: This seminar is a Small Step for ScoutNet, but a giant Step for the
Scout Movement (I hope the American Scout Leader in the virtual seminar who
originally said something similar will forgive me..)
Daniel: The seminar gives me a lot of new connections to "techies" and
"non-techies". I learn much about other systems and networks, and it gives
me new input to do more for Scouting in my country and region.
Thomas: It was a great experience to be at the seminar, meeting all the
lovely people and I enjoyed it very much.
Mark: Never before has so much experience about Scouting and electronic
communications come together under one roof. This will make it even easier
to come closer together via electronic communications -- all with the aim
of strengthening Scouting and Guiding.
Igor: I am very glad that it is actually happened. I had a jolly good time
here in Courriere and I hope that Slovenian Scouts will share the new
knowledge with me.
Renato: This seminar has been an exceptional experience. I hope to have
communication with you in the future (excuse English)
Martin: I learned a lot this Week thanks to the team and all the experts
Spike: This is a major milestone for both the European Region (in the area
of telecommunication) and the Scouting network providers. I hope that the
work will not find itself stranded but continue in the upcoming months.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City