Jay Thal (jay.thal@TCS.WAP.ORG)
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 09:12:29 EST
In recent weeks I've been upgrading my system, and sitting in frong of
two keyboards trying to figure which one to use. And, during that time, he
well deserved accolades for Jon have been scrolling down the screen.
I allude to my computer problems because it contrasts with that which
Scouts-L, and Jon, have provided us all. Scouts-l means that working through
problems is not a solitary effort. Willing and knowledgeable mentors are only
a couple of keystrokes away - even at a distance of 12,000 miles.
Jon has allowed us to share in the collective wisdom and experiences of
others; loosen up with the posted humor during those occasional tense moments;
and, meet so many others with similar interests, visions, or passions.
Scouting does not bring isolation, but Unit, District, Council had
represented the normally contemplated boundaries. With Scouts-l our boundary
is the globe. And, if we would designate "Sojourner" as an honorary Explorer
and member of our virtual roundtable (and commentor on extraterrestrial
geology), we can expand into the Solar System.
When a weekend away from Scouts-L yields 100+ messages the challenge
seems daunting, but in the end the accomplishment is rewarding. Perhaps not as
exhilerating as a Philmont trek, Scouts-L has become an importent part of our
In a couple of weeks, I hope to share with you all experiences of the
Canadian Jamboree, as so many have shared their experiences.
So thanks Jon, thanks for your vision.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City