Re: Help-Need Concerns
Vince Scanio (email@example.com)
Fri Feb 20 12:49:25 1998
1. "Exploring" is a known term, with a long tradition, and, at least for
our post, is the identifying term. Many outside the post may be unaware of
the Scouting connection,but they hear about the neat things those Explorers
are planning. I don't thing Venturers or Venturer Scouts are as good as
marketing names. That's minor in the larger scheme, I suppose.
2. No current Explorer should be penalized by seeing an award disappear
(such as G.O.L.D.) that he or she has begun working on. We need more
recognitions (Ranger and Silver, whatever they may be, sound promising),
open to all who want to earn them.
3. One of the real selling points and main advantages of the current program
is that it is so flexible. A post, whether it calls itself general interest
or not, is free to camp, have a dance, attend a career/job fair, do a
service project, hold leadership training, and conduct a drug awareness program.
THIS SHOULD NOT CHANGE. Does an outdoor-oriented, varied program post run
the danger of losing its charter/being transferred to LFL if it helps its
members find out about careers? That is ridiculous.
4. Are we really prepared to say that a young person interested primarily (in
what spare time he/she has)in finding out whether law, medicine, law enforcement
is a calling in which he or she is interested may not join with other,
similarly-inclined youth and caring adults if in doing so they also express
a belief in God? Say it ain't so.
San Marcos, Texas
(I speak only for myself here.)