Jon R. Smith (jrsmith@GTE.NET)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 20:16:12 -0400
In the "For What It's Worth Category", BSA has some new and not-so-new
publications out on the streets now.
As the District Roundtable Commissioner, I was given the "new" 1996
edition of the Roundtable Planning Guide. I had seen the cover before
but it looks like the previous edition so I never picked it up. After a
cursory look at the table of contents and comparing that with the
previous one TOC, I noted the following changes:
Under Program Features, the new one added Cultural Awareness and deleted
Under Special Feature Topics, the new one:
Conservation Good Turn
Learning CPR the "Hands to Heart" Way
Working with Scouts with Disabilities
Delivering the Promise
Utilize the Resources of Exploring
Enlisting Parents and Boys into Your Troop
What Are the Needs of an 11-Year Old?
Boy Leaders - Leadership and Understanding
Merit Badge Counseling
The National Eagle Scout Association
New Parent Visit
The Senior Patrol Leader
The appendices added Initiative Games and deleted Project COPE.
The new guide is about 50 pages shorter.
There are also new editions of the Rules and Regulations pamphlet and
the Charter and Bylaws pamphlets. Additionally, the new merit badge
pamphlets for Archeology and Climbing are out. And, finally, after a
call to National in Irving, TX, I received the 1997 BSA Audio-Visual
Hope you find some of this useful.
Jon Smith, ASM T-11, Brandon (Tampa), FL
District Boy Scout Training Chairman and Boy Scout Roundtable
Accu-lope of the Good Turn Antelopes, NE-VI-38; CC, NE-IV-90
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City