Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Scouting Vocabulary - and new district name
Re: Scouting Vocabulary - and new district name
Sun, 12 Dec 1999 17:36:38 -0600
At 09:56 AM 12/11/99 -0600, you wrote:
>>> One of the more popular suggestions for the name of the new
>>> Council created
>>> by the merger of the Watchung Area Council and the Morris-Sussex Area
>>> Council was the Watch More Sex Council.
>>Until we get our official name, our district flyers carry the moniker
>>"Pla-slo-go-eer District". (Ancient Indian word?? No, leader
>>improvisation. Translation: Place logo here.)
>Reminds me of the story of the origin of one of our camps' name: Camp
>Rokilio. It comes from the names of four ancient tribes who lived there:
>the Rotary tribe, the Kiwanis tribe, the Lions tribe and the Optimist tribe
Camp Rota-Kiwan, located near Kalamazoo, MI and owned by the Southwest
Michigan Council was founded in 1921 with sponsorship from the Rotary Club
and the Kiwanis Clubs. The name was taken from both clubs.
I recall in July 1987 that the president's of both clubs were photographed
near the statue above the firebowl renewing their commitments to the BSA
and to the camp. I was on staff that summer and had picked up a local
paper on a night out where the picture appeared, and still have the
clipping somewhere. This happened during a period of renovation and
expansion at the camp.
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin ASM, T-348, Oak Forest, IL, Calumet Council.
email@example.com Camp Rota-Kiwan Staff 1986-87