scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: OA & Venturing
Brown Michael-EMB021 (Michael_Brown-EMB021@EMAIL.MOT.COM
Mon May 01 2000 - 14:43:42 CDT
On the question regarding OA elections in Venturing Crews (or Sea Scout
Ships). Since the OA is part of the Boy Scout Program Division, and since
the Boy Scout Program Division is NOT co-ed, there will NOT be OA elections
in Crews or Ships. Any Venturer or Venturing Leader who is an OA member
(like me), did so will being either a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or a Boy
Scout or Varsity Scout Leader.
Also, the Arrow-L mailing list has stated that discussions on this matter
are off-limits in that forum. Some have setup forums in other areas to
discuss this issue. There has also been discussion on this matter a few
times on the Venture list as well.
Bottom line is, this is the way it is today. Whether it will change in the
future is another matter. Arguing about it on-line will not lead to a
Also, in the original note on this topic, the subject was "Venturing
Scouts". Please do NOT use such terms as that. There is no such thing as
Venturing Scouts, Venture Scouts, or the like. The program is called
VENTURING. Units are called VENTURING CREWS. Members are called VENTURERS.
There is even a side-bar in the recent Scouting magazine pointing out this
terminalogy and others that too many misuse.
Venturing Crew #1838