Re: Letter in the Bee
Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Wed, 6 Sep 1995 11:45:17 -0400
On Tue, 5 Sep 1995, Claudia wrote:
> Well fellow Scouters, my letter was published in the Sacramento Bee today.
> and when I checked my messages at 11:30, I had an anonymous phone call on my
> machine pointing out that Art to Wear is a sewing class. Completely missing
> was the reference to all the outdoor badges we have worked on. I suspect
> that the call was placed by the mother, coming out to protect her daughter,
> which is honorable in and of itself. But again I want to ask, how better
> the energy of "this group is better than that one" could be spent in servce
> to the kids?
I just wanted to clear up a point, I realise that it is not the idea of
the message, but for all of you BSA people...
Art to Wear is not really a sewing badge either. The requirements cover
a wide array of craft ideas that are used in creating things to wear. For
example, tye- dyeing, macrame (use of knots), paper mache (sp?), and
others. If memory serves, when my daughter earned the badge (3-4 yrs
ago) she didn't sew ANYTHING! If there is a requirement that involves
sewing, it is not a mandatory one.
Lynn Whited | Junior Troop 401
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