Re: Various little things
Paul S. Wolf (aa854@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Mon, 19 Dec 1994 08:47:10 -0500
Ian Ford said:
>I can't find my dictionary of quotations, but I think it was President
>Truman who said " talk softly and carry a big stick . "
It was President Teddy Roosevelt that said that.
Truman's best known quote was "The Buck Stops Here"
On Scouting in Schools, Carey Probst said:
>We worked directly with the principal who said:
>'You are not allowed to distribute any membership materials
>per the school board.' Then he continue, 'BUT I am.' He then
>took the literature and handed it out in all the classrooms.
We have had pretty good luck in the schools here in Cleveland, and
in most suburbs, anlthough very few units are chartered to PTA's etc. now.
For our School Night for Scouting Recruiting drive, the 1st grade
teacher was our best recruiter. We did fine this year.
BILL NELSON asked:
>Is the term 'wobble' (sp?) used for a neckerchief slide in the BSA? What
>other countries use the term?
In the USA, the term "Woggle" is used primarily for the Turk's Head
slide given with the Wood Badge Beads and Neckerchief.
In many other places, it is synonymous with "Neckerchief Slide"
Michael A. McDonald, in his National Update, said:
> * Complete list of Jewish holy dates for 1994-2001 with
> information on how Jewish holy days relate to council
> and district programming.
Please USE this handout, or ask here if there is any question about
activities which should be avoided due to the Jewish Holidays, and ask
about other religions as well. There is nothing more frustrating to me to
find that a major Council or district activity is planned which my Scouts
can not attend because of a major conflict with religious events. It's too
bad a concientious leader will avoid scheduling a camporee, for example, on
Easter, but will schedule it for the following week, which may be during
Mike also wrote:
>I thought I would be writing lots of letters to the list. I
>imagined that there would be so much mis-information and
>"anti-national" feelings that I would spend lots of time
>"setting the record straight" and defending national
>decisions. Well, let the record show that the contributors to
>Scouts-l are by far one of the best informed and most level-
>headed group of concerned Scouters it has ever been my
>pleasure to meet. I'm happy to just "lurk" and see how many
>others in this wonderful group share my opinions so closely
>that I have little need to add "my two cents."
Thanks for the kudos. I, and I think most of us, appreciate the efforts
you take to keep us informed. It is gratifying to see a "PRO" on line.
On a completely different and personal note:
To one and all, Have a very happy holiday season.
Yours in Scouting,
Paul S. Wolf, P.E. aa854@Cleveland.Freenet.Edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office
SIGOP, The Scouting Center on The Cleveland Freenet
President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City