scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Scouting Cyberspace
Jason Cruse (jcruse@SOCKET.NET
Fri May 26 2000 - 09:04:53 CDT
I thought the whole thing about scouting cyberspace as an article is an
interesting concept, although it clearly has been done before.
I responded to the originator and suggested that a new story be more
even-handed. After all, there are still many troops that do not have email
capability between members, that don't have a troop web page or, if they do,
it is perhaps more for "advertising", because troop members can't get it.
I wondered, aloud, if somehow we are getting to the point where cyber
scouting is assumed to be standard, normal fare; it is not, however. In
some parts of the country, in some demographic groups, it may be. But not
everywhere and not for everyone (after all, there is still, at the latest
report, 40% of the country that is NOT wired. And I can't tell you how many
of my COLLEGE students don't know how to use email...)
Not surprisingly, I've received no response back. Evidently, in this story,
troops that are still just "muddling through" with more traditional means
aren't interesting, cool or worth it.
Okay, yes, I have a bad attitude about this. I admit that freely. I am not
saying that scouting is turning into cyber-haves and cyber-have nots.
Rather, it would be an interesting comparison to draw.