Indian Lore Merit Badge / AISA
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Tue, 4 Apr 1995 09:06:32 -0400
I would hate to see the Departure of Indian Lore Merit Badge but I do think
it is time to update the Merit Badge. Indian Lore is now on the Scoutings
most antiquated Merit Badge topics, having last been updated in 1959.
There is an organization, The American Indian Scouting Association which
Scouts-L Members might be interested in. It is officially endorsed by both
GSUSA & BSA. Here is some basic info:
The major purposes of the ASIA are to:
* Help adults in scouting administration & troop leaders to use scouting to
serve Native American Youth better.
* Help youth recognize talents through BSA & GSUSA & to serve their community
* Exchange successful ideas about programs and activities relating to
scouting and Amercian Indian Youth.
The organization was founded in 1956
Dues are 5.00 a year or $100.00 for Life (must be a BSA or GSUSA member),
others can be an associate member. Please tell them if you are a Native
American or non Native American, also if you are a youth member or an adult,
and finally tell them if you are a BSA or GSUSA member.
For registration & questions contact:
7802 Crown Top Road
Louisville, KY 40241-2707
BSA Scouts & Scouters can also write to the National BSA office:
BSA Nationl Office
1325 Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, Texas 75015-2079
GSUSA Scouts & Scouters can write:
Girl Scouts of the USA
Attn: Rita Niemeyer
420 Fifth Ave., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018-2700
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