Re: Taking away Eagle for offenses committed after award -- ENUF!!
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Sun, 11 Aug 1996 20:41:09 -0600
At 07:00 PM 8/11/96 -0600, you wrote:
>|| Soapbox On ||
>Folks...has this thread not gone on long enough?
>How does this affect the Scout...i.e. the youth? Is he going to worry
> legality of whether
>or not the badge, patch, uniform is his? I doubt it...nor would we want
>Out of deference to those of us who PAY for our connect time, can we
>the issues that are real, affect us and affect the youth of the B.S.A.?
>|| Soapbox Off ||
>I am probably going to get "flamed" for this...but I just logged on remotely to
>retrieve a weekend's
>worth of Scouts-L (paying both the Hotel phone $$$ and my ISP charge).
>It may be emotion on my part...but too many of these messages were adults
>ng over the legaility
>of whether or not BSA National can do this. Do the youth or we really care?
I guess someone must care, or the topic would never have been brought up for
discussion. Personally; no, I do not have a need for this information *at
this time*. However, by following this discussion, I have learned something
that I did not know, and most likely would never have found out elsewhere. I
have learned many such things from this list and they are all stored in
memory, electronic and/or cerebral, for retrieval at some future point in time.
I see this list sort of like a diamond mine. In order to retrieve a few
precious gems we must sift through tons of sand; the gems being valuable
information, knowledge and information and the sand being posts which do not
interest us, are off-topic, or end up in an e-mail duel which would be
better settled with pistols at twenty paces. I am sorry that you feel that
you are paying too much to retrieve these posts, however that is the price
we must pay if we wish to reap the treasures.
As far as topics go, your post suggests that only BSA topics should be
posted here. Remember, this list is open to and encourages discussion of
matters concerning any youth organization. Yes, there are times when you
really have to stretch to relate a topic to youth organizations and
sometimes they are simply off-topic, but I feel that these minor annoyances
are a small price to pay for the benefits I have received from this list.
Sometimes tolerance is the best policy.
Yours In Scouting,
Jim Peterson /\
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin ("\/")
Advancement Chair, Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin ~''~
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so
few engage in it." - Henry Ford
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