RE: Common ground
Phipps, Victor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 5 May 1997 09:47:12 -0700
>>The question from Bruce on 'why I joined Sea Scouts' did not get enough
>>action. Are there only adults on this line?
>>To the youth: Why DID you join sea scouts?
>>To the adults: Why SHOULD/WOULD a kid join my unit?
>>A former Skipper told he was going to give up being Skipper because it was
>>taking over his life. I told him that it didn't begin to get really good
>>until it DID take over your life.
>>Baseline: 'When in doubt... take the boat out!
>>Bill Austin - Skipper Ship 6 - Norwalk, CT.
The reason that you did not get alot of responce from youth members on
this subject is simple. I feel that a lot of you old guys don't respect
youth members in fact I'm sure if you polled scouts who are on the net
or not on the net you might find some verry common things. Some of them
are as following:
* Feel that the discusion group is for adults only
* Don't have a computer
* Don't subscrib to the nat.net
* Or plan just don't care to interact with adults (mainly because of
Now I know that there are some of you out there that hate my ship
officers and hence fourth have seamed to carry that anger over to me.
Personally I now that there is at least one person (William H. Sills,
and the person who started this net) who won't respond to anything I
send to them. Not to mention that a lot of the youth are on the USA
scout net. Which I am proud to point out is gaining in popularity and
respects the youth. It is on that net that the youth feel a little bit
more free to publish there thoughts. At least I feel more confortable on
that net then this one because there I am agnowledge instead of ignored.
Also that is where my officers are being that you guys have banned them
from this net group.