Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Annoyed at National
Re: Annoyed at National
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 00:22:37 -0400
There is probably more about Scouting that isn't written down and documented
than there is stuff that is documented despite the huge amount of literature
available. In many cases this because National sets a standard and depends
on Councils for local implementation that adheres to local and state laws
and regulations. In other cases like this, there is a presumption that
people will use common sense and good discretion to follow the plain meaning
of language without trying to find loopholes or use artifice to get around
things they don't like.
The test for determining whether an activity is Area, Regional, or National
is not difficult. Ask who is running the activity. If the activity is run
by your Council, a District, or a Unit, it is not Area, Regional or
National. If the answer is that it is under the supervision of an Area
Director (from one of the regions), a Regional Executive, or the National
Office, then it is Area, Regional, or National.
Examples of Area events might include Area OA Conclaves. National youth
events include such things as the National Order of the Arrow Conference,
National Jamborees, National Leadership Conferences, Events at High
Adventure Bases, and so forth.
Mike Bowman a/k/a Professor Beaver (email@example.com)
Webmastering in the Scouting Spirit from Alexandria, VA
> an "Area, Regional, or National Boy Scout Activity?"