Re: Trivial Trivia III
Sarah Jones (sacubs@DOVE.NET.AU)
Tue, 20 May 1997 07:55:32 +0930
>I will be doing a fourth one, right before the "fall rush" season (around
>the last part of September/first part of October).
Which, for those who are not aware, will be spring in Australia. We are
presently heading into winter...and it feels like it.
> I would like to have a
>larger selection of questions, ones that EVERYONE can "use their resources"
>and find the answers to. That's where I have the problem, and where lots of
>BSA/GSUSA Scouters would tend to have problems....in finding the answers!!
Now, how do you purpose that us non BSA and non GSUSA people get the
answers? Oh, I know, I will just jump onto a train and come right over and
get them.! Yes, that was meant to be sarcastic. I certainly do not have the
BSA resources at my finger tips.
>where would someone find out the answers from your country's Scouting
>programs' questions.....or from programs in Germany, or France, or
Same place I am obviously excpected to find yours! Personnaly, I would be
asking a leader from that program. And people certainly know that there are
non BSA/GSUSA people out there....So, I think, if they sat and thought
about it, they would ask us....
>If there's a way that you or others can help me, Sarah, to expand this short
>game among those OUTSIDE of the BSA/GSUSA, I would love to hear it and work
>with you on it.....
Fine. I will. I see Grants posted som. I can send some more in a day or so.
It is not hard...All you have to do is *ask*!
> But I'm stuck.....if I do this, I would have to include
>questions that American Scouters would have a lower percentage of answering,
>and if I don't, I exclude all but those that have been BSA or GSUSA members
Therefore, you went ahead and posted a list of questions that I have no way
of accessing information to. It works both ways here...again, where do I
get this information from Mike? Certainly not from the Australian leaders
handbooks, I can assure you!
>(. There's not a offical Webpage put out by
>other countries and the WOSM doesn't have a "comparison page" whereby Scouts
>and Scouters can compare and contrast programs, ages, program support, names
>of magazines, names of founder(s), and headquarters cities of its member
Well, I think the Australian pages (which can be found at www.scoutnet.net.au)
Are really good. if you had wanted to look off course.
Yes that was a plug folks. For the Australian pages. For those of you who
know, this site was alsor ecently awarded this weekebd the BAden Powell
award for beibng a good scout site.
So, now people know where to go and find stuff. Especially on Australian
Scouting. See, you asked....
As to being offical, the South Australian Pages are actually offical and
are supported by the Cheif Commisioner of South Australia. In fact, he
pushed for them and go these...
So Mike, there are offical pages by other organizations. Just becuase they
dont always get known much....
>not that I don't feel confortable with them, but rather that I don't feel
>confortable enough in trying to ask questions on Scouts-L that THEY would
>feel confortable enough in finding the answers or attempting to
Then mabye Mike, you could have presented this information over several
postings and then gone and asked questions on that information. I am sure
that there would be many interested and willing to read, if you had posted.
But you made a big assumtion.
>Would you be willing to provide questions that American Scouters would have
>some sort of chance at answering about your Scouting program??
>I can get others to do the same.....but again, how would the *vast majority*
>of posters here be able to even "try to answer the questions"??
I would be willing to do so...to provide questions. As to getting the
answers, I would excpect them to do what I will be doing about the BSA ?
GSUSA one...and that is asking a BSA Leader and a GSUSA leaders to get the
information. All people have to do, Mike, is ask. They know there are non
BSA/GSUA people on the list. All they have to do is ask. Just as I will
have to do is ask in order to try and particpate and maybe I will learn
something. But it is a two way street. I would and do excpect to be asked
about my scouting program.
Angle Vale Scout Group
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City