Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Software to track Merit Badge Counselors
Re: Software to track Merit Badge Counselors
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 17:45:31 -0500
Several people have addressed the issue of putting MB Counselors' names and
phone numbers on the Web as being primarily about someone getting the same
information that could be obtained from the phone company. The real issue,
IMHO, is that this list identifies the Counselors' as involved in Scouting.
Scouting gets a lot of press and not all of it is good. There are a lot of
unstable people who have access to the Web. It's not too hard to imagine
that someone out there is upset that an Eagle has been implicated in the
death of a gay student and blames it on the Scouting movement. I would
prefer that person not have access to a very public list that identifies
me as a Scouter and includes the information he needs to contact me.
Telemarketers I can deal with, people with a cause scare me.
Not that I'm paranoid, mind you. But that still doesn't mean that they're
not out to get me!