Re-Intro and Tan Velcro Solution
Jan Mussler (PDris1995@AOL.COM)
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 10:20:25 -0400
There is a simple answer to this problem. National, or maybe, THE WORLD
COUNCIL needs to authorize a new patch to both recognise those volunteers who
are registered to more than one position (Can you imagine having to spend TWO
hours per week on Scouting?), and save them all some cash so they can buy
plenty of vitamins.
I propose a round patch, approximately 3/16" of an inch smaller in
diameter than current leader patches, to be worn on the shirtsleeve in the
customary position for a leader patch. Maybe the patch should automaticaly
come with a year's supply of vitamins. Or a discount coupon for a stress
This patch should be made of a material that leader patches will
strongly adhere to. Instant mashed potatoes, Velcro attachments or whatever
the crafty folk in Section Q come up with. Still, if through vigorous
activity at the coffee pot the patch should fall off, there should be
something more than a blank circle.
What should be on the patch itself is still up for discussion. A
mask of Janus, "Can't say NO;" "Double-duty;" a wolf and an eagle together;
a wolf being eaten by an eagle; Maybe we should hold an international design
competition before putting the whole thing together. I toss this out to the
members of the Council of the Wise and Just and the rest of us, for
consideration, approval and comment.
OK, that should serve as a re-intro. I had no idea that aol had
somehow messed up the e-mail. First I couldn't receive, then I couldn't send,
then I found out that I needed to re-subscribe because somehow I had become
unsubscribed. I believe that happened to quite a few people on the list.
I am a Cubmaster, Cub leader trainer, and whatever else my wife, the
Committiee Chairperson (She who must be obeyed.) doth command and I can't
talk someone else into doing. We are working on the next Pow Wow book, and
she is helping prepare the next Boy Scout Academy course on committiees,
staffing Day Camp and more other things than me. The reason I got back into
Scouting and talked Cherie into helping is a 2nd year Webelo whose primary
interest is his current design for a pinewood car, and training marine
I strongly urge training on leaders. I can't imagine anyone trying to
work with boys without wanting to learn everything they can. I have learned
something from every course I have taken or taught. I come away from every
round table with something new. I have become convinced that every time you
get a few Scout Leaders together something will be learned and/or created.
And I talk too much.
Patrick Driscoll Time flies like the wind but fruit flies like bannanas.
Alamo Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City