Re: More on Explorers, GS March 14
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Sat, 18 Mar 1995 00:46:43 CDT
Lisa Varner <lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US> writes:
>I assume you by the way you wrote this response you meant to send it to
>SCOUTS-L, or else how would everyone remember March 14?
I sure did, Lisa!
>On Mon, 13 Mar 1995, Settummanque, the blackeagle wrote:
>> Lisa Varner <lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US> writes:
>> >I was in the middle of a discussion about scouts joining more than one
>> >Explorer Post to fulfill all their different interests. Is there policy
>> >written on this? (Sorry if this is repeating)
>> No. However, there is administrative policy that professionals have
>> access to (it's found in the Adminstration of Exploring materials),
>> that state that Explorers can be members of multiple Explorer Posts
>> and also serve as members of a Boy Scout Troop or Varsity Team in
>> addition to service in a particular Explorer Post or Ship.
>I'm glad to hear this is possible, as this opens up many more opportunities
>for my daughter as she gets older and her interests really start to evolve.
>> For instance, as a youth member of Exploring, I served in a
>> Communicative Arts Post (Post 294, WFKE-TV), an Community Service Post
>> (Post 801) and with a Law Enforcement Post (Post 233) all at the same
>> time for one year. (I couldn't decide on which one I wanted to stick
>> with and since I started two of them, I felt that I couldn't quit
>> them!). However, I was registered as a member of Post 294. At the
>> same time, I was also a member of Troop 801.
>So... this means, many Posts, one Troop. If my info is correct a Post is
>usually connceted with a Troop. Was this hard to be a member of a Post
>and not involved with their particular troop?
Nope. Troop 801 was chartered to the 8th of the First Cavarly
Regiment at Fort Knox; Post 801 was chartered to the Community of Rose
Terrace. I understand what you're talking about though, Lisa.
(for those with *scratchy-head syndrome*, a brief explaination:
Each chartered partner organization has the option of using ALL
or PART of each element of the Boy Scouting program: a Cub Scout
Pack, a Boy Scout Troop, a Varsity Team, and/or a Explorer Post or
Ship... Members in some units have *some degree of loyality* to stay in
the units associated with their chartered partner (and in Scouting's
earlier days and today in some communities, that "tradition" still
remains...where you graduate from Pack 000 to Troop 000, and then join
Post 000). However, today members can move from unit to unit or even,
in the case of Exploring, become members of *multiple Exploring
Chartered partner organizations sometime *only* want a Cub Scout Pack or
a Boy Scout Troop or an Explorer Post. The numbers for those units are
assigned based upon several factors, one of which is the availablity of
an unused number. )
To illustrate this clearer, the following is a "snapshot" of units at
Fort Knox, Kentucky when I served as their "Scouting Resources
Director" in 1978. Note the chartered partners:
Unit(s) Chartered Partner Organization (Post Speciality)
P126 HQ USAARMC and Fort Knox
T126 HQ Support Command, Fort Knox
E126 126th Weather Squadron, USAF (Aviation)
P127 Ireland Army Hospital
T127 Ireland Army Hospital
E127 Ireland Army Hospital (Medicine)
P128 First Armor Brigade, Fort Knox
T128 First Armor Brigade, Fort Knox
E128 Outdoor Recreation Branch, Fort Knox (Outdoor)
T130 Community of Van Voorhis
S130 US Navy Element, US Army Armor School (Watercraft)
T133 Van Voorhis School
E133 US Army Armor and Engineer Board (Engineering)
P184 Mudge School
T184 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox
E184 Veternary Services, Fort Knox (Horsemanship)
P233 Radcliff Police Department
E233 Law Enforcement Command, Fort Knox (Law Enf.)
E294 Leadership Department, US Army Armor School (Comm./PR)
P328 Kingsolver School
T328 Third Armor Brigade, Fort Knox
P428 US Army Armor School
T428 US Army Armor School
E428 Community of Dietz Acres (Child Care Exploring)
P666 Scott School
T666 3rd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment
E666 Knox Communications Inc. (Radio Comm)
P667 Church of Jesus Christ, Latter-Day Saints
T667 Church of Jesus Christ, Latter-Day Saints
E667 Church of Jesus Christ, Latter-Day Saints (Var.)
T801 8th Battalion, 1st Cavarly Regiment
E801 Community of Rose Terrace (Community Service)
(I posted this listing for a subsequent posting on the various kinds
of Explorer Posts, from three questions sent to me about the topic.
I'm sorry for the "directory"!!)
Explorer Post 294/WFKE TV is chartered to the Army Armor School's
Leadership Department (which has NOTHING to do with television, radio
or public information). There was a Pack 294 in central Louisville
for a while; and Troop 294 is still active in the Buechel area of
south-central Jefferson County (about 70 miles north of Fort Knox).
As I mentioned earlier, Troop 801 is chartered to a military unit at
Fort Knox; the Explorer post I organized and led for a while was
chartered to the Community I lived in (and served as Vice Mayor of).
The only problems I had was in coordinating the various Post
activities with the Troop's camporees and other District events. It
was made easier because the Post would come out and videotape the
events during the Camporees and set up the mikes and speakers for the
District Campfire program (which was a really big deal each fall).
>> >March 14 is coming soon. It has been toted as the first annual Girl
>> >Scout's "Be Your Best Day". A day when girl scouts invite EVERYONE to do
>> >something to "be their best". I was surprised this day was not mentioned in
>> >our service unit meetings, but it was in council news. They
>> >are encouraging groups to do something nice for someone else, do volunteer
>> >work, help other groups or your community. Individuals can also observe
>> >this day by doing something to make you at "your best"-quit smoking, eat
>> >healthy, do an extra good deed.
>> A gentle reminder....TODAY is the 13th! Tomorrow is the day that
>> Lisa's talking about....let's all "do our best"!
>Yes! So what are you doing? :-)
I installed software at the local YMCA for free and also traded jobs
with one of the hardware guys that called in sick. The electrical
department was short one person for two hours, and I subbed in since
all five of us were there.
That evening, I also cleared and answered mail until 3:10am (don't
feel for me; I started at 11pm).
I hope that everyone had a great time being of service to others on
the 14th of March!
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