Re: FREE Patch CHALLENGE #4
John Oakes (joakes@UNM.EDU)
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 10:07:43 -0600
On Tue, 12 Sep 1995, Jim Carter - HCI Project wrote:
> I hope that the results of this challenge can help form the basis for a new
> on-line museum of Scouting Traditions that I am planning. So here's the
> A free Canadian District Badge (the Canadian equivalent to a BSA CSP) will
> be awarded to the individual who posts the "best" explanation of a Scouting
> Tradition that goes back to a "Founder" of Scouting (B-P prefered, but
> others like Thompson Seaton are also welcome). I like the 5W's & H approach
> to information, especially when it's info that will be passed on, so am
> imposing the following formatting requirements on this challenge.
> The posting should include a brief explanation of WHAT the tradition is; a
> discussion of WHO started the tradition and WHEN it started; an
> explaination of WHY the tradition was started; a reference to WHERE others
> can go to verify the authenticity of the historical information; and HOW
> the tradition is still relevant today.
John Oakes skillfully writes:
What is the tradition:
The actual meaning of the left handshake
Who started this tradition:
Baden-Powell and the Ashanti chieftain
When B-P approached the chieftain that he had just captured,
he held out his right hand as a greeting to shake hands. The chieftain
stopped him and replied that in his culture only the bravest of warriors
shook left hands, you see to do so a warrior has to put down his shield.
When did the tradition start:
The Ashanti campaign of the 1880's
Where information about the tradition can be found:
Two lives of a hero, and Autobiography, Baden-Powell
How is the tradition relevant today:
Lineage and history are relevant to our existence as scouts belonging to
this world community of scouts. Our lineage dictates to us the very
life breath of its founder, and doing so, we attempt to carry on in the
vision that he had for the lads...and ourselves as leaders.
We must pass on to our youth during our transitions from Weebelos to Boy
Scouts the lore and "mystique" of this vision that B-P had, to form men
of worth from boys.
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> Determination of the "best" will be made by a committee of local Rovers and
> Scouters between Oct 4 and 8. They will judge all contributions on the
> basis of: uniqueness, interest level, and compliance with the above
> formatting requirements. In the event of a tie I am willing to award up to
> three prizes.
> Jim Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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