Re: Cancellations: was Scout Letter
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 11 Feb 1996 11:37:01 -0500
On Fri, 9 Feb 1996, RW Skelton wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> > On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Michael Derleth wrote:
> > > Any questions should be directed to the SENIOR PATROL LEADER.
> > > Many troops have used Emergency Preparedness merit badge to
> > > develop a "phone tree" for emergency mobilizations, cancellations,
> > In Scouts, as in DAR, CYO, and other organizations, phone trees only work
> > if the callee is at home to receive the call. If Person A leaves a
> > message on Person B's machine to call Person C (who is supposed to call D
> > and E) and Person B goes from school to Math League to Karate to Scouts
> > ...
> > This is one of the reasons our Troop adopted the If the School system is
> > closed, our meeting is cancelled policy.
> WELL, this is all great and good policy, but in some areas of the
> United Statest, schoole is cancelled literally "when hell freezes over."
I see your point. My uncle and his family spent several yrs in
Fairbanks, where he left his diesel truck run most of the year so it
wouldn't freeze solid.
The "When School is Cancelled" clause is easily replaced by "When
temperatures are not expected to rise to -20F" or whatever.
The point was that if there is a well-publicized standard, there is no
need to call anyone about anything.
I'm sorry if that was unclear.
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