Exploring - some information that might help
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@ECE.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 12:31:44 -0600
Having served as a council Service Team Chairman for the early years of the
1980's, and having attended numerous Exp training sessions along the way, I
find what follows is more likely to be what has occurred.
Durint the early 80's there was a major stress from National to concentrate
on opening and maintaining CAREER posts and/or in-school posts. The High
posts began to be downplayed at that time.
This has been continued since then, and the major emphasis has been on
career Exp. Thus comes as no real surprise to me. In 1996, at the
Philmont Training Center, during the week long Exp. course, I still found
MAJOR push on in-school (Learning for Life) and Career Exp, with almost
nothing addressed to High Adventure.
If...this were a reaction to the Chicago (city of) decision....then they
would have to stop CAREER Exp. since the units attached to the City were
That is true. Those units were fire and police posts mainly, and I find it
difficult to believe that National 'knee jerked' into this decision, since I
personally have paperwork from the early 80's stating this was the ultimate
Keeping in mind that I only know what I'm told or find out, just like the
rest of us........
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City