Re: BSA in the Military
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 23:43:52 -0800
At 04:31 PM 11/5/96 -0600, Terry Slade wrote:
> A while back; Somebody made the statement that "Each military base in
>the U.S. has in their Public Relations department, a Scout laison, for
>dealing with traveling Troops". If this is true, and I would hope that it is,
>how do you get ahold of the "Right" person at each individual base?
At Naval Air Warfare Center, Point Mugu, California, the Public Affairs
Officer (PAO) and her/his staff handle Scouting liaison work. It's a pretty
safe bet that the PAO at any military facility will know to whom to direct
a request, even if they're not the Scouting liaison contact people
Furthermore, you should be aware that there are operational directives that
govern what assistance the military may and may not give to nationally
organized youth groups, including the BSA and the GSUSA. For the U.S. Navy,
this is contained within the OPNAV 5760.5B series instruction. I keep my
copy of this at work, and if there if anybody feels a need for it, I'll
be happy to key it into a SCOUTS-L message.
I hope that has been of some assistance to you.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Woodbadge 416-18
Ventura County Council Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City