Boys' Life Article
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 17:08:43 -0500
With all the talk here of late about Boys' Life (note spelling) and the
BSA's use of the internet, my curiosity was piqued to see on the cover a
plug for an article about staying safe on-line.
I eagerly flipped the pages to the article in hopes of finding an article
telling the wonders of the on-line world -- even if it was the overly
prevelant pavlum that portrays the internet as the best thing since sliced
Boy, was I disappointed. It was a brief article that said not much more
than "be careful, people say nasty things on-line." True, this is an area
of some concern and the advice they gave is relevant, even though it may
seem like commonsense to most of us. However, I was hoping they would go a
little beyond this and talk about the different things kids could do. Even
if they mentioned not one site set up by Scouting volunteers, or
professionals from outside the USA, there was much that could be done to
pique the boys' interest more in this. Instead, IMO, they took a very
negative point-of-view on this.
It was a wonderful opportunity squandered.
John Pannell, Unit Commissioner
Three Fires Council, IL
I used to be a buffalo (SR-92, working ticket)
but will always be an Eagle (1981)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City