multiple topic posting
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 14:06:39 -0500
Saving space on the list with a posting covering several topics.
>2-I understand that Delta Air Lines (and maybe some others) have
>started banning camping stoves (even with the fuel bottles empty and
>open) from all flights
This is true. With all the bombings and scares airlines have started
confiscating (and destroying) stoves and fuel bottles; even if they are
brand new & unused. Before you travel check with the airlines to see if
they permit stoves (being a somewhat paranoid sort I would want something in
At 03:49 PM 10/9/96 -0600, Jason Cruse wrote:
>National policy, as well all know, requests that merit badge counsellors
>be registered. ... Far too many youths are not earning
>badges because those who would be qualified to be a merit badge
>counsellor aren't registered, for whatever reason.
>The example being given here is a shop teacher, or music teacher.
>Perfectly qualified for several merit badges. It is the scoutmaster's
>discretion if the person is qualified, registered or not. If they are
>not registered, but the scoutmaster feels they are qualified, they can
>sign the card and the boy earns the badge.
I thought Counselor registration was required, not suggested. What we do
here (city of 15,000 with 5 Troops) is have a city Counselor list. With
joint effort we can get some very good people; teachers, elected officials,
business owners, etc. If someone comes up with a prospective counselor we
explain about the registration requirement; we haven't had anyone refuse to
register in 10 years. Troops can keep individual lists if they want but the
big list is there to backup those efforts. Currently we have about 100
Badges covered and probably have 200 Counselors on the list.
This quote has been haunting me since I heard it at the beginning of the
week, so I'll pass it on.
There is not one among us in whom a devil does not dwell.
At some time, on some point that devil masters each of us.
It is not having been in the dark house, but having left it
And here's another one I like:
Nothing short of defending the country in war compares with
the task of leaving this land a better land for our descendents
than it was for us.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(414) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City