Thanks to a great scouter!
Mike Montoya (mmm@YOSEMITE.NET)
Sun, 14 Sep 1997 21:20:44 -0700
Just got back a couple of hours ago from W3B in Modesto (Yo-Se-Mite took
the Bald Eagle this year!) and would like to take this opportunity to thank
everyone that played a part in putting on this great event for the OA
members in the section.
The particular thanks that I would like to express is to Everett Holm, from
Tannu Lodge and the Section W3B Webmaster. When I volunteered to organize
the "Computers in the Lodge" training segment last fall, I had a fairly
good idea where I wanted to go with this year's program. The internet, in
it's phenomonal growth, is in the position to jump up there as a major
source of resources for Scouting. Nevertheless, there are quite a number
of Scouts and Scouters out there (not anyone from this list, obviously)
that still aren't aware of how easy it is to check out the BSA policy on
flying, for example, by hitting one of the websites that has "The Guide For
Safe Scouting" on it. My aim in this program was to show how easy it is to
use the internet to get to the information that you need.
Perhaps you remember a while back when I posted to this list and some other
Scout lists the availability of the Troop 94 chatroom so that Scouts or
Scouters, if they want to, could schedule a time for a group of us to meet
there and use this resource to discuss issues that interest us.
Well, as soon as that message hit the net, I went there to ewait to see if
anyone showed up, even tho it was late. Who should show up there but
Everett, and we had quite a discussion on the way to do this program this
year. He offered the use of all the hardware we would need AND his time to
help make the program a success.
Although we weren't able to get into the room until an hour or so before we
started and had trouble getting the needed connections into the AV system
in the room, through Everett's superhuman efforts, running around Modesto
looking for the needed adapter, and making it back just in time to fire up
everything a minute or two before we started, the show went on.
I had created a website to be used as a "jumping off" point into Internet
Scouting, which I had loaded onto disk and gave out to the participants so
they could look it over at home without being hooked up live on the
internet. Everett has also put up a link to this site from the W3B Website
which you can find at:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Everett for his unselfish
efforts in all the work he does for us, and to invite you all to visit this
website and explore some of the resources that we have compiled for your use.
I would also like to thank all you list members that responded to my
request for help in compiling the lists of web resources, especially to Len
Christiansen for his useful list, and Mike Bowman for forwarding me his
Scouting Resources on the Internet compilation.
Mike Montoya, Troop 94 email@example.com
Eagle 1966 * Buffalo WE3-59-96 * CM Troop 94
Wawona Chapter Adviser - Yo-Se-Mite Lodge 278
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