scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Hello
Alexandria Lone Scout (scouts_alex@HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 27 2000 - 02:17:27 CDT
I had my 14-year-old read the entire sequence without prejudicing the case
before I responded. My son was offended despite the :-). He said "it seems
to be a pretty snotty reply. A simple 'Welcome aboard' would have been
If the new member had been myself and some existing member responded as our
friend did I'd have been unhappy and wondered what I'd gotten myself into.
No harm done in the long haul but we all need to be sensitive to the rest of
the group and think before responding. Besides I have found some "penpals"
on both Scouts-L and Patch-L. We just use e-mail instead of paper mail.
Yours in Scouting,
Alexandria Lone Scouts, BSA
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