Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Mon, 9 Sep 1996 18:36:51 -0400
Dear Jim Seltzer,
I agree that the Webmaster Patch is not in the Control Insignia Guide Book.
We are styling the patch to have the look of other position patches but we
will not suggest that scouters put in on their sleve. If they want their
uniform to be "by the book" then there is only one place a patch like that
can go, on the temp patch position.
However, you know how much effort it took to get national to even come out
with a web site. How many decades do you think it will take them to come up
with a Scouting Webmaster patch on their own. Units, Lodges, Councils, and
Camps all over the nation are rushing to get their wed sites up. In 10 years
a scout in the troop serving as a Webmaster will be as fundamentally
important to the troop's operation as a Quartermaster. Patrol Leaders will
E-Mail their scouts, Merit Badge Counsellors and scouts will use Chat and
E-Mail to complete some badge requirements, and districts will increasingly
use the Internet to cut down on meetings and increase communication.
Jim I know I am preaching to the converted on this issue, but Camp Thunder
has heard the cry from Rec. Scouting & Scouts-L, and AOL on this one and it
is now just a matter of time for us to finalize a design and announce it to
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City