Elisa McClelland (elisamc@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 5 Jun 1997 13:49:41 -0400
I'm a former Webelos leader with a boy that just crossed over in
the last two months to a scout troop in Maryland. I first joined
this list a couple of years ago, but had to unsubscribe due to
the volume of the messages and my own time constraints. I have
maintained my subscription to the local National Capital Area
Council's (NCAC) version, and recently rejoined this list again.
My reason for posting is as follows: A relative of mine who is
a single parent has a boy 11 years old and just finishing 5th
grade. The mother and son are camping enthusiasts, and he is very
self reliant for his age. She was looking for things to keep him
occupied this summer. I believe he would make a terrific scout.
The limitations are that she has questions about the organization,
based on stereotypical views of what it means to be a "scout". I
told her that many troops are very different, depending on their
particular program. I thought I might help finding the right troop
for them to visit and possibly join.
If you have any information on troops in the Sacramento area that
have an emphasis on multi-cultural, multi-religious (particularly
NOT consisting of one faith) or native american membership could
you drop me a line or two so I can pass the information along?
Please send to:
former WDL, Pack 1395
Seneca District, NCAC
(now parent, Troop 464
Seneca District, NCAC)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City