Re: Lone Scouts
Rodger Morris (rlm@SUNED1.NSWSES.NAVY.MIL)
Thu, 16 Feb 1995 10:31:31 PST
>I attended a College of Commissioner Science a few weeks ago in
>Austin, Texas. One of the group discussions involved Lone Scouts.
>I seem to remember some discussion on Lone Scouts some time ago, but
>I don't know when it was. If anyone can help me out through the
>archives, personal information, or publications, I would greatly
I know that there were 2 Lone Scouts and 3 Lone Cub Scouts on the island of
Crete circa 1983. A Navy friend of mine was their "Friend and Counselor",
and I used to smuggle in merit badges, Arrow Points, badges of rank and
suchlike for them, because the Greek Customs people had a lamentable
tendency to confiscate these items on a semi-regular basis. I was a Navy
C-130 navigator in those days. Three of the kids were Air Force Brats and
the other two were Navy Juniors, and "the military services take care of
Also, about 23 years ago, I remember learning (to my great surprise) that
there was a Lone Scout in my area. He lived out in the country and was
inconveniently far away from any Boy Scout Troop. The Ventura County Council
handled advancement reports that were turned in by his "Friend and Counselor".
No doubt Mike Walton can and will post a magnum opus about the history of
the Lone Scouts, but this is what little I know from first-hand experience.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris, email@example.com
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 852, Ventura County Council, BSA
National Woodbadge 416, Philmont, 1973
"I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City