Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Thank You
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 02:40:23 -0600
I stumbled on this campfire in 1995, hailed the campsite and was bid
enter. I was very impressed that there were, I think, 704 people then;
going into the new century (or the vestibule of a new century) I'm
impressed that there are way over 2,000. The only question that has
never been answered around this campfire is why campfire smoke,
regardless of wind direction, always blows in the direction of the seat
Signing on was one of the smartest decisions I've made when it came
to Scouting. Scouts-L has helped me many a time and has helped me help
other Scouters more times than I can count even with my shoes off.
Some of the recent postings reminded me that I had been meaning to
say Thanks. So, before I forget again:
Thank You Jon Eidson for having the crazy idea that Scouters the
world over would benefit by a cheap and easy method of communicating.
Thank you for being patient enough to put up with all of us over these
Thank you Kyle, Gary and all the other Hendras for helping out and
for keeping your sense of humor even in the face of the dreaded enraged
Thank you Henry Mowry for collecting garages and the handouts to
fill them all and thank you very much for keeping them in order so that
you can share your collection with others.
(Note: Antelopes are usually last, but they have an "in" with me;-))
Thank you Mike Bowman and Mike Walton for not only answering
questions, but making sure that your answers are always accurate. May
all the time you have saved leaders across this Nation from turning
pages and looking things up be added to your span of days. Thank you
also for helping us understand why we do something one way rather than
another and that the people at National are just as human as the rest of
us--not unearthly beings bent on driving us mad.
Thank you Mike Walton for Hee, Hee, Hee! Thank you for making it
impossible for me not to pull over and ask if I can help.
Thank You Jessica Walton, her most serene and sublime majesty,
Empress of Minneapolis, etc. etc. (and Greetings from her majesty,
Patricia, Empress of Mystic Sunrise) I might not be able to prove it in
court, but I believe you might have something to do with Mike being such
a valuable resource to the rest of us. Thank you for sharing him.
Thank you Bob Taylor and the house of Taylor up there in the
Northwest Territory for being such nice people. Thank you for having the
courage to ask questions. Especially the ones that we didn't think to
ask or thought obvious until we saw the answers. You may never know how
many Scouters have benefited because you thought to ask.
Thank you Ian Ford for helping Scouters understand that Attention
Deficit Disorder is real and how to run a program fair to all the boys,
that still deals with the problem.
Thank you Jay Thal for helping to make Scouting more accessible to
Thank You Cathy from Katy. (Somebody stop me before I get moderated!
Hee, Hee, Hee!)
Thank you Cheryl Singhal, Big Ed, Lydia Pourciau, G. Marmet, Grant
O'Neil, Laurie McGraw,Mark Arend, Neil Lupton,Pam Hughes, Rik Bergethon,
Tom Lynch, Ken Faris, Bruce & Bonnie Showstack, Karl Ward, Bill Nelson,
Laura Hix, Pam Glidden...
Having a mind like a steel sieve, I know that I have forgotten to
thank some of you. I hope you'll forgive the lapse.
Patrick Driscoll Time flies like the wind but fruit flies like
Alamo Area Council PDris1995@worldnet.att.net