Trips, disappointment, etc.
Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Fri, 9 Dec 1994 13:24:18 -0500
We had a death blow dealt to our trip to Russia. The kids are truly
disappointed and bitter. The organizers, who had known for almost a
year that they were going to attempt this, did not investigate requirements
of organizations. The girl scouts (GSUSA) have the (ridiculous) rule that you
must plan a trip such as this for two years. The Delaware-Raritan GSC
told us not to bother trying again. The girls are so angry they want to
go over to an Explorer post. It took BSA ONE WEEK to return a National
Tour Permit after all the paperwork from Russia came back. We have convinced
them to stick with what they have been doing and to go someplace else as
They are interested in keeping the group together and going to a Canadian
Jamboree. Please send dates, and contact points to me so that I can pass
them along to the organizers. This takes a much more reasonable three
months planning and they are aiming for summer 1995. If you know of a
Canadian Provincial Jamboree in that time period, pass it along.
Thanks for all the information and help thus far.
Dr. Robert W. McGwier | email@example.com: ham radio, scouts,
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