golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 19:03:33 -0500
I will be gone this weekend and next week, so I'll share my scrapbook
I have enjoyed the many and varied comments on Scouts-L. I think I have
learned much and examined several issues I might not otherwise have
For the Scouts in my troop, there has been direct benefit. Through
contacts I have made through people on Scouts-L we have enjoyed many
We have gone...
... spelunking at Lem's Rock in Alabama with Charlie Thorpe II,
...snowmobiling in Wisconsin with Milt Forsberg,
...toured a Hurricane Hunter aircraft in Tampa with (Terry ?)
...stayed at Camp Belzer near Indianapolis
...stayed at Camp Woodland Trails north of Toronto
...received recommendations for rafting the Ocoee river in TN
...Merit badge seminar in Champaign, IL
...Scout cancer patient made new friend in Kentucky
...many other great experiences
Those are just a few things that have directly affected boys. Boys are
what Scouts-L is all about. I have also used ceremonies, planning tips,
recipes, and many other resources that have made Scouting better for my
For me personally, I regard many Scouters on Scouts-L, whom I have never
personally met, as friends. It has been a place to share ideas and enjoy
many funny stories that have made me smile. I only wish I had more time
to spend at my computer to further enjoy Scouts-L, sometimes I just
cruise through without having time to read everything.
I am very appreciative to Jon Eidson for dedicating his time and talents
to make the Scouts-L listserv a quality place where we all feel welcome.
It's like walking into a campsite and taking a seat around a fire
circled by a group of kindred souls, and sharing time, thoughts, and dreams
with them. Though we are separated by miles, even continents, there is a
common interest and spirit that unites us. It is truly a family of
Scouting that we share in.
Best wishes to Jon and Scouts-L for a continued presence in Cyberspace.
It has become a safe haven for many Scouters worldwide.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City