FREE Patch CHALLENGE #4
Jim Carter - HCI Project (hci@CS.USASK.CA)
Thu, 21 Sep 1995 12:05:42 -0700
Traffic has been getting slow on the latest CHALLENGE:
A free Canadian District Badge (the Canadian equivalent to a BSA CSP) or
Canadian Girl Guide badge will be awarded to the individual(s) 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 suggesting 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.]
I know there's lots of Scouters and Guiders out there who could enlighten
and entertain us all with a discussion of a favorite or an obscure
tradition. So please get some more in before the Oct 4 deadline.
To keep the ball rolling, and show how easy it is to make a contribution,
here's one of my favorites (NOT!):
WHAT : rain at events
WHO: while he didn't start the tradition, you could say it started around B-P.
WHEN: One of the earliest notable occasions was when rain caused the event
to be moved indoors at the Crystal Palace Ralley, Sept. 4, 1909, where
thousands met "to demonstrate to the public the aims and progress of the
movement and its stupendous growth since its initiation in the summer of
WHY: our events should usually go on inspite of rain. They're important to
our members and we've probably already done lots of work towards them, so
it's good to plan in case of rain.
WHERE: most bio's of B-P will treat the Crystal Pallace ralley. A personal
favorite is Bill Harcourt's Two Lives of a Hero.
HOW: we should BE PREPARED for rain.
Jim Carter <email@example.com>
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City