Re: various questions
(no name) ((no email))
Sat, 1 Jun 1996 21:55:14 -0500
As "Roseanna Roseannadanna" (a character from the earlier days of
American TV's "Saturday Night Live") would write,
"Donald H. Dillon, you sure ask a lot of questions!!" *heheheeee"
I'm glad you're using "your resources" to get the answers you needed!
> 1. The discussion about wearing awards presented by other Scouting
>organizations has been most helpful. During a business trip 2 weeks ago I
>participated in a 7.5 km walk in The Netherlands. For this participation I
>received a medal, and thanks to the recent discussion I now know how to
Great! It's always great to see some practical experiences to all of our
questions, answers, and bantering back and forth!
> 2. Do any BSA types out there know why Saint George is not treated
>the same way in the BSA program as he is in other countries? Could this
>have something to do with some interpretation of our Religous Tolerance
St. George, for those not familiar, is the "patron Saint" of Scouting and
Guiding. I would love to read some background information on how
he was chosen. As far as why the BSA does not "treat" him in the
same light as other countries do (have observances, retreats and other
events on the occasion of his ascention to Sainthood), it is because we
live in a multi-religious society. However, the Roman Catholic and
Polish Catholic Religious Service Award for adults is called the
St. George Award.
> 3. I have seen alot of postings ref Wood Badge, but not having
>participated in this program I do not know too much about it. What are
>some of the kinds of items people do while "working their tickets"? I
>intend to take this training as soon as I have my 2 years tenure required
My "ticket" included the following items as a District Committeemember
Serve as Scoutmaster:
* achieve Honor Unit (now transformed to Quality Unit) for two years
* have 90 percent of all youth members advance two ranks since becoming
* attend summer camp with Troop two times and take at least 60 percent
of youth members and 30 percent of adult leaders with me
Serve as District Youth Training member:
* have 100 percent of all Troops within the District represented at a
Junior Leader Workshop and "ALT" (something called "Additional
Leadership Training", an invention of our District Training Chair)
* have 45 percent of all Troops within the District send at least one
Scout to Junior Leader Training ("Golden Talon" it's called in the
Council where I did most of my "ticket work" in) within two years
* have 100 percent of all Posts/Ships within the District represented
at a Explorer Leader Workshop and 80 percent of all Posts/Ships in
the District to attend a EPA Chair's Orientation within two years
* have 75 percent of all Exploring units within the District
represented in a Post Leaders' Workshop within two years.
Personal goals included:
* learning how to cook better, and to prepare for my family and
Scouting unit, three complete meals prepared over a fire which
I prepared and maintained
* learning the roles and responsibilities of the District Training
Chair and participate as a staff member in seven Roundtables in
each of the two years
* participate in two Cub Scouting events during the two year
Note that each goal has to be measurable, achievable and within
a stated period of time. This is how you (and others) can see
how you have applied the skills of leadership to what you
are doing in Scouting and how well you have learned the basics
of Scouting leadership/followship.
> 4. Does anyone have a collection of the introduction messages that
>have been done on this list? I started reading this list several months
>ago and I find it tremendously useful, but I would like to know more about
>some of the people who were already on the list before I joined. If anyone
>has a list like this I would appreciate receiving it via e-mail.
Wow!! I tend to keep copies of just about everything on this list for my
own "archival reasons" (as well as to "share the wealth" with others), but
to be really honest, as soon as I send replies to welcome newcomers to
our "Roundtable that NEVER ends", I delete them. One way that you can
get a grouping of the introduction letters, you can send an inquiry to the
listserver, asking for a listing of just those postings with the word
"introduction" in the subject. Since Peter isn't here with us right now,
maybe the MacScouter (Gary Hendra) or someone else familiar with
doing searches via LISTSERV software can help out. I have a format to
find postings that I've posted over the years, but I don't have access to it
> 5. Is anyone aware of a list of OA lodges that have done "where to
>go camping booklets"? I am particularly interested in ga,nc,sc,tn,al but
>would like to see any to see how different lodges do these.
You might want to subscribe to the Arrow-L list and ask those Arrowmen
there that question....I'll try to forward your question there for an answer.
While we have a lot of Arrowmen here on our list, Donald, the Arrow-L list
would tend to give you more "hits" as far as the answers you are seeking are
Hope that this helps you out, and that this list continues to be a wealth of
information for you...and for *all of you other Scouters* out there that are
reading, printing and sharing this information with others!
Thanks for being here....and thanks for your contributions!!
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