C.H.T.M. van der Heijden (C.H.T.M.vanderHeijden@RESEARCH.PTT.NL)
Tue, 14 Mar 1995 17:21:30 +0200
I'm a 22 year old leader of 9 girl guides in the Netherlands. I have been
reading scouts-l for quite some time now and I'm starting to understand the
way scouting is run in the USA. To provide some information about our own
We come together once a week, have about three weekendcamps in one year, and
one summercamp (lasting one week). The weekly meetings we fill with games,
techniques (like knots, reading a map, using a compass), small hikes, etc.
We DON'T earn merit badges. (Although it is possible in dutch scouting,
many troops don't!).
If someone has some questions about Scouting in the Netherlands, I would be
glad to answer them, but first I have three questions for you:
1) Is it possible for non-USA citizins to order a BSA handbook?
2) Is there a GSUSA equivalent of this handbook?
3) What does it mean when someones states "I used to be a fox" (or an antelope,
Thanks in advance,
Conny van der Heijden
Girl Guides, Scouting Willibrordus Gemert, The Netherlands.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City