scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Reflection: Scouting for Food
Mon Nov 08 1999 - 23:19:52 CST
I was still an exec when the Scouting for Food campaign was initiated
and used. In fact, I was the exec in charge of it. Locally (in Ohio)
we were active in the Fall and took two weeks for it. It was
extrememley successful for the first two years, but then had a real bad
year that killed it. Why? The Scout Executive decided that it should
be done on a single Saturday... thereby saving a Saturday for "other"
activities. I don't know for sure, but it seemed a deliberate affair to
all of us who were concerned. Just another reason I don't believe in
the BSA anymore...I was a big Harry Chapin fan (food cause supporter)
and this was another "National" dig at what counts, like truth!