Re: FREE CSP CHALLENGE #3
Jim Carter - HCI Project (hci@CS.USASK.CA)
Fri, 25 Aug 1995 11:53:25 -0700
>A free CSP will be awarded to the individual who posts the most
>heart-warming story of how a Scouter made a difference in a Scout's life.
>Conditions: The story must be about a Scouter other than yourself
>and be a true-life story.
Here's a brief shot at your criteria: It's about Ken (known as Smoke)
Blacklock who's still Scouting in Alberta Canada. Back in the wild '60's in
a far northern community (Cold Lake, Alberta) that was and still is known
for its (rough bo be polite) Airborne forces base six young lads (in their
late teens) were up before a judge for various difficulties with the law
(details ommitted and left to your vivid imaginations) instead of sending
them to jail he introduced them th Smoke Balcklock and to Scouting. His
sentance was that they were all to become Rover Scouts (a senior age of
Scouting beyond and not equivalent to Explorers) and that Smoke Blacklock
would act as their Rover Leader (in this case aka parole officer). Now
Smoke being a military man on the base was well up to the challenge and
over the years only one of these involuntary Scouts ever had another mess
with the law.
And if that isn't warming enough, I'd just like to add that in good Rover
tradition Smoke's Rover Crew usually had a den (cabin used as a center of
Rover activities) except when their dens got too WARM (two of them burnt
down over the years). I know this and many more stories about the Apache
Rover Crew because a good friend of mine, Terry Ward, was a member of
Smoke's Crew - although he always insists that he was part of the second
wave - the first voluntary one of many to follow.
Jim Carter <email@example.com>
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City