Re: [scoutradio] Re: Involvement with Scouts
- On 25 Jun 2001, at 11:39, Larry Acklin wrote:
> My suggestions:Thanks Larry for the suggestions (clipped from this response for
> Start your own movement.
brevity) ... there were a few I had not thought of.
Before going charging off on my own, I've been trying to determine if
anyone else is already doing the same thing. I'd rather join with
them and support them if some activity already exists, rather than
be seen as an outsider trying to take over.
This last statement has some basis...many of the "natives" here
resent very much some "outsider" coming in and trying to change
things. I've seen that in two ham clubs especially. One club I've
given up on; the other, whose membership just grew to over 80 (not
bad for a town of 12,000 and nearest town of equal size 50 miles
away), I eventually became the webmaster for and then their
newsletter editor. http://www.qsl.net/naars I've worked with the
club with changes from within.
Thanks for the encouragement about making myself a "pest". I'm
really good at that :-) [Ask our club president] I'm planning on
trying to contact the District Exec soon, maybe also visit a scout
summer camp in the area. I live 50 miles from either; also my
"front lawn" consists of 40 acres of very rugged and wooded
boondocks property, at least 13 dirt road miles from the nearest
known Boy Scout troop. Nice for no TVI, RFI, or complaining
neighbors -- but who knows, maybe attractive for a JOTA weekend
campout for one or more troops.
H.I.T. (Hillbilly In Training ;-)
(and I say this affectionately!)