Unity in Argentina
Sergio Laurenti (sergio@ASORA.CCI.ORG.AR)
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 22:08:59 -0600
Dear Scouts-L friends,
This are very happy news. After many years of unwise division
Scouting is re-united again in Argentina!
Scouting began in Argentina in 1908, shortly after the publication of
"Scouting for Boys". An Scout patrol (of Anglo-Argentine students)
greeted B-P on its way to Chile in mid-1908. Chile was the second
official Scout Association created in the world. The Scout Association
of Argentina (INSA) was founded in 1912 and granted a National
Charter in 1917. In the late '30s a Catholic Scout Union (USCA) was
created under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Church, and evolved
separately until recently.
Talks of re-unification were started in the late '70s. Finally, an
agreement was reached and a sole and new association was created in
Buenos Aires yesterday on a joyful meeting of many hundreds of
Scouts from all over the country. The new association, SCOUTS DE
ARGENTINA, with about 45-50,000 members, has a very lovely and modern
logo and badge and an active and exciting programme. The spiritual
dimension of programme is open and egalitarian for all religious
groups and faiths.
Those willing to send congratulations messages may use fax
54-1 812 6911 or my address below (please write "Scouts" in the
subject line). The name of the new President and Chief Scout is Dr.
Rodolfo Vincent, formerly the Chief Scout of INSA. The new Executive
Director is Jose Accaputo, formerly Chief Scout of USCA.
Vivan los Scouts de Argentina!
-------------------------------------------- Buenos Aires, Argentina
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City