Re: BSA, GSUA, and Campfire Boys and Girls
Robert Gerhard (ZonieCat@AOL.COM)
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 12:48:40 -0500
In a message dated 97-02-14 10:58:19 EST, you write:
<< But, if you join Campfire, you're not a Boy Scout, and you can't earn
or you're not a Girl Scout and can't earn Gold. >>
You can't do both, BSA/GSUSA and CF?
<<And whatever Campfire's highest rank/award may be, no one outside
Campfire has heard of it, which can't be said about Eagle.>>
Can largely be said of Gold Award, too. As I said in another post, perhaps
CF should be more visible, get more PR and blow its own horn more often.
Something being more or less well known is not an indication of its value or
<<I'm not saying there's anything at all wrong with Campfire's program, but
it isn't GSUSA or BSA. >>
Is that such a bad thing? It's abundantly obvious that GSUSA and BSA are not
for everyone. Thus the need for programs like CF. BSA/GSUSA are not for
everyone, and I don't think we want everyone in BSA/GSUSA. (Same for CF,
incidentally.) Just think how well known CF's program would be, though, if
those campaigning for a merger would join CF instead of trying to force
BSA/GSUSA into what they think it should be.
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