Re: What is Awana??
Stephen Lamkin (slamkin@OLLIE.JSC.NASA.GOV)
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 14:48:02 -0500
>The subject line says it all....their uniforms look a lot like Boy Scouting or
>Girl Scouting....right down to the unit numbers and neckerchiefs.
Awana is a church-based scouting organization that was originally sterted
by some Fundamentalist churches because they did not like the tract that
BSA was taking in the late 60's and early 1970's. It is co-ed and they drew
a lot of how they are structured and uniformed from BSA. Here where I live
in Pearland (Houston is a suburb of Pearland) there is an Awana troop at a
church just down the road from where I live sponsored by the ??? Bible
Fellowship Chruch. I haven't seen any kids in it older that 12-13, but that
just may be they don't have any in their church.
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