Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Sun, 23 Apr 1995 11:35:26 +0100
This is an INTERNATIONAL list as you say. I would have hoped that
American Scouters would be more tolerant of the information needs of their
European colleagues ! Eurofax is an official announcement of the
European Office of the World Scout Bureau, and as such ought to be of
interest to a wide range of Scouters , both in Europe and elsewhere.
The European region is setting the scene by using Internet to disseminate
information. The (UK) Scout Association has already formed a strategy for
the use of IT , including a commitment to electronic publishing and a
wider use of email. I gather that BSA National Office has set up a
working party to look at IT strategy also. We are on the verge of a great
upsurge in electronic information.
European traffic is a very small proportion of the messages on this net.
Yes, one of the purposes of this list is to share advice and information
about our particular units, but I would hope that Scouts-L would be <more>
than a few BSA people chatting about the deficiencies of their Troop
Committees or complaining about BSA policies.
I personally would like to see Scouts-L as one of the means by which
more Leaders and " Scouts " can have access to information from official
and reliable sources. Information is power, and anything that puts
information in the hands of unit Scouters and Patrol Leaders and
empowers them to provide better Scouting has my support.
Just my 0.02 ECU worth ...
Ian N Ford
Asst Group Scout Ldr., 25th Greenwich Scout Group, London UK and
District Committee Member, Channel District, Transatlantic Council BSA
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