Re: OA Meaning
Jim Miller Sr. (jjmsr@LSFCU.ORG)
Tue, 25 Jun 1996 10:15:00 +0000
It sounds like it could be very useful however for calming the fears of parents
regarding this "cult" their sons have been invited to join.
From: Bruce E. Cobern
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 1996 2:39 AM
To: Jim Miller Sr.; Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
Subject: Re: OA Meaning
On Jun 24, 1996 17:21:39, '"Joanne R. Merrill" <jmerrill@NORFOLK.INFI.NET>'
>There is a new video called "Scouting's Brotherhood of Cheerful Service"
>put out by BSA 1996. It "is an introduction to the Order of the Arrow,
>exciting leadership, service and honor-camper program of the Boy Scouts of
>America. It provides an overview of how the Order of the Arrow experience
>helps Scouting fulfill its promise to boys."
>Check to see if your council or lodge has one available to view. Our
>troop bought a copy.
>Joanne R. Merrill
As I understand the target audiences for the new video, they specifically
DO NOT include candidates or potential candidates.
My understanding is that the target audiences are parents, scoutmasters,
district/council committees, and others who will not be taking their Ordeal
as youth members but who have a legitimate interest in who we are and what
Thus, I would NOT use this video to enlighten the candidates about what the
OA is and why they should take their Ordeals.
Bruce E. Cobern
James J. Miller Sr.
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