John Conley (iti@FRONTIERNET.NET)
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 12:57:08 -0700
I've been subscribing to the list for a few months now, and enjoying it
greatly. Many thanks to all who take the time to maintain the list or
contribure your wisdom.
Now, since I would like to ask a question, I guess I should finally do
the requested introduction. My name is John Conley, and I'm currently
Arrowhead District Commissioner in Finger Lakes Council, in the
Finger Lakes region of New York. I'm also serving as my OA chapter's
advisor. Previous Scouting jobs include ASM (for an hour a week), SM,
Unit Commissioner, a bunch of various training staffs, etc. I used to
an Owl, NEVII-2. I've been putting off the intro, since it seems that
a huge chunk of list participants are away doing Scouting during the
Now, two questions, if I may:
1. I often see questions answered with "See publication XYZ, No. xxxxx."
Surely there is a master list of BSA publications, no? A title and
number would be appreciated.
2. I'm looking into Historic Trails, and it looks to me like there is no
"official" designation as to what constitutes an Historic Trail.
Rather, each unit decides on their own where they will hike to meet the
requirements. (Working with someone like the local Historical Society.)
Is my take on this correct? If so, who organizes trails that publish
brochures and have patches made up? Does someone have a few hundred
patches made up and then hope that they can publicize the trail enough
to stir up interest with local units?
Your help will be appreciated. Thanks again to all who contribute their
insights to this roundtable.
John Conley *Better to build boys than mend men*
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