scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: cyberspace scouting
Douglass K. Daniel (douglass_k_daniel@YAHOO.COM
Tue Jun 20 2000 - 18:10:07 CDT
Many thanks to the friendly folks who have provided
their comments for my Scouting magazine article on
Scouting in Cyberspace. (My original posting of
earlier this month is below.) I do have three
additional questions to pose to anyone who might be
able to help me discover how cyberspace is being used
� How have you used video, audio or digital photos for
Scout-related Web sites or e-mail? Have you posted
photos, audio or video on the Web during outings,
giving parents and others an update during trips? Give
� New technologies can allow you to be a broadcaster,
sending live audio or video on the Web as your Scouts
undertake their activities. That�s cutting edge. Have
you tried that? If so, tell me about it.
� How have CD-ROMs and other software programs helped
your Scouting activities? What specific games,
reference works, or software for unit management have
been helpful in your Scouting activities?
Please include your name and Scout affiliation, plus a
phone number in case I have more questions. If you
know people who have used technology in these ways,
feel free to forward this message to them. Thanks for
The BSA�s Scouting magazine is planning an article
about Scouting in Cyberspace. The focus of the
article is on the impact of the Internet and the home
PC -- that includes e-mail and the Web and software --
My name is Doug Daniel (email@example.com).
I�m a former Boys� Life editor who is writing the
article for Scouting. I want to do more than provide
basic information. I�d like to have real-life examples
of how Scouting on all levels has been boosted by the
If you have a moment, please send to me a response to
any or all of the following questions (specific
examples help make the point more clear):
� How has e-mail helped you with your Scouting
activities? Give an example.
� How has a Web site (yours or someone else�s) helped
you or your troop plan and carry out activities? Give
� How have Scouting-oriented chat rooms, listservs or
bulletin boards helped you? Give an example.
� What has been a problem stemming from your use of
the Internet, Web sites and e-mail with Scouting
activities? Give an example. How did you solve the
Please provide your Scout information, e-mail address
and phone number in case I need to call for further
Many thanks for the help. I look forward to hearing
Douglass K. Daniel
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