The Benefits of Scouts-l
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 12:48:54 -0500
Now that I just cautioned this group about the dangers of electronic
communications and how "agents" from the BSA might be lurking on the 'net
(and possibly this list), I thought I would briefly share a benefit of this
group. (And name a few names... <g>)
Yesterday, I returned from about a week and a half of near continuous
travelling for both business and pleasure. The 9th through 12th I was in
North Carolina visiting the brothers of my former lodge and other friends.
Then on Wednesday I flew to Vegas for a business trip. While there I met
up with Dave McCullough and Carl Bylin (sp???). We had never met, only read
each others posts on both scouts-l and arrow-l. It was neat to meet them in
person. I also got to attend Dave's troop and chapter meeting and both of
them found out why my Vigil name translates as "Flute Player."
I also raided the council office while there indulged my desire for patches
and picked up a nice pow-wow book. For those who collect such things, you
might want to contact the Boulder Dam Area Council office in Las Vegas. The
book is three-hole punched and only costs $8.
Here I go to Las Vegas, and what do I do? Attend Scout meetings! <g> It
was kind of funny standing in the lobby of the Mirage in a Scout uniform
waiting for Dave only to realize after a few minutes that he was standing
next to me! He didn't notice the uniform because I was wearing a jacket --
it was cool and wet and I was hesitant about the propriety of wearing the
uniform in a casino lobby.
Then on Friday night I drove from O'Hare to Lord Baden-Powell University of
Scouting in Williams Bay, WI. Even though I was exhausted and in less than
a great mood when I arrived (I had trouble finding the place since I was
not marked well), it was a wonderful and informative weekend. While there I
met up again with the Papenfuss' (I hope I didn't misspell that name!) from
Rainbow Council who lurk here.
Well, now it's back to work today!
Unit Commissioner, Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo... (SR-92, working ticket)
...but I will always be an Eagle (1981)
If it's Monday, this must be Chicago!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City