scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: 11th World Moot
Randy Finder (naraht@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU
Wed Nov 10 1999 - 10:18:32 CST
On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Thomas Bizzell wrote:
> The problem potentially with Aplh Phi Omega is that I could have handled
> the pledge the first
> semester but after that as a Comp Sci major, I had no time, at least
> not the kind of time that pledging required. It seemed as if I was
> starting all over again. I was at that point an Eagle Scout and a
> Brotherhood OA member and I was suppost to start all over again to be
> active in a fraternity that ties itself closely with scouts. I would
> have rather worked as an ASM which I did some with my old trip in the
> summers and breaks. Two years later I recieved the Vigil Honor. I could
> participate in the college program of a local church or Campus Crusade
> and give service. I did not need to join a fraternity.
Thank you for your comments on your experiences with Alpha Phi Omega.
Pledging does require a certain amount of time and certain majors don't
give you that time.
There are some things in the pledging process that being an Eagle Scout
would give you prior knowledge such as the Scout Oath and Law and planning
a service project. OTOH there are many more things ranging from Chapter
History to National Bylaws and from Chapter Officers to service projects
where an equal amount of time would be needed from an Eagle Scout and a
person who has had no contact with scouting.
While as a Fraternity we are founded on principles derived from the scout
oath and law, Service to scouting is only one aspect of the community
service that a chapter does.
At one time (From its founding in 1925 to 1967) Alpha Phi Omega did
require prior scouting membership to belong to Alpha Phi Omega, but we
found there were many men who had not had the opportunity to participate
in scouting while a youth who were willing to support those principles as
part of Alpha Phi Omega.
Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with Campus Crusade, is it religiously
I;ll be happy to answer any questions that you or anyone else micht have
on Alpha Phi Omega.
Yours in Leadership, Friendship and Service
Alpha Phi Omega alumnus
> Tom Bizzell
> Eagle Scout 1982
> Tonkawa Lodge #99
> Vigil 1986, Tatanka Lodge #141, Weuchsowagn, "One Who has Knowledge"
Leadership, Friendship and Service - Alpha Phi Omega