Re: Exploring changes
Nathan Alan Beauheim (beauheim@CAE.WISC.EDU)
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 12:20:34 -0600
> I'm sorry folks, but its the things the letter from the Chief Scout Executive
> *does not* say that worries me. Especially since I was in a council where we
> had just combined all those Posts into one district and I moved and I'm now in
> a seond council that just combined all those units, and now we're talking
> about separating them into two again.
I agree. I don't have a problem with the other changes posted earlier, because
I believe they were made with the best intrests of the program in mind, even the
ones I disagree with (e.g. JASM's). With these, changes, I don't think they had
the best interests of the program in mind. I think they had the bottom line and
holding their ground in mind. I also find it unusual, that they field-test even
seemingly simple ideas, like eliminate the Webelos colors, but COMPLETELY change
the way on the three main branches operates, "Nope, no field testing necessary,
we know what we're doing..."
Does anyone know if there's a chance we can make National change their
collective minds? Addresses? Sympathetic ears? Information we can use for
blackmail (just kidding on that one)?
How are the people on the Executive Board and the Chief Scout Executive
selected? Can we change it? Can we impeach them? Can we have recall
> I especially worry about the awards we've developed and that we were looking
> forward to.
I'm glad I'm not one of the people who worked to make the new Exploring Program.
I'd be ready to kill someone on the Executive Board for eliminating all my hard
work when it was done, but hadn't seen the light of day (not offically at
> Tom Petrik
Four Lakes Council
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