scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: qwerty: Y2K anniversary
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blackeagle@SCOUTER.NET
Sun Nov 21 1999 - 13:31:07 CST
Gary Apfelstadt provided a new:
>qwerty = keybording accronym for question
>Y2K anniversary = 90 years of service to youth by Scouters
>????? What gives ????????
>What is the tie-in through National?
All Councils should have received last month (October) a packet of
materials, along with some special items to mark the 90th anniversary of the
Boy Scouts of America, which kicked off the first part of this month and
will run through Feburary of 2000.
The materials include some printed products, a couple "blank patches" so
that Councils interested can use them in connection with the theme, and some
speech ideas for key Scouters to use. Most of the materials were aimed at
the District and Council level, as they get ready for their annual dinners
and other special events.
And there's some Friends of Scouting information and fact sheets about
Scouting in America.
A special emphasis this year will be on how the BSA and its local Councils
provide service to their communities, in line with the present BSA National
emphasis on Service to America. So expect your Council to incorporate the
Service to America theme in their programming over the holiday season and
onward as we start the new century and year.
>What are you planning?
I'm planning to visit as many Scouting units as I can over the next four
months, and to share the Scouting ideals with as many civic groups whom wish
to hear from me.
I am hoping that this will increase the visiability of Scouting as a
community organization and as an organization which reflects America's
I am hoping that many of you will be doing similar type things in your
community and to ask to be invited to speak (or to have youth members to
speak) to chartered partner organization banquets and holiday celebrations,
to community-wide events, and during holiday parades and pagents.
Remember that also this is that "dreaded" Y2K time of the year as well, and
this may be a good time for a "tie-in" with community service organizations
and public utilities in the distribution of emergency information and tips
>Are you planning an 90 yr church service & recognition ceremony?
No, but I do plan on attending such a ceremony if the opportunity presents
So, Gary asked a great qwerty (I'll get used to it eventually): What ARE
your units planning to do to celebrate the BSA's 90th??
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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