Re: [Scouter_T] Re: NE Region Akela Calls
- Regions have run such sessions for decades. I attended my first in
· Attended East Central Region Akela Calls at Albion College, Albion,
Michigan, as Council Training Chairman of Northeast Illinois Council - 1983.
There approximately 5000 volunteers scouters at the event from all over the
It is indeed a wonderful experience. In fact, it was at this event that I
met personally Green Bar Bill!
At 06:12 AM 3/22/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>What's this?? A regional PowWow???? I'm awestruck!!! Never heard[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>of such a thing!!! But can you imagine thousands of cub scouters
>getting together in one place???!! I'm in Southern region, and I'm
>thinking like Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas? Or Reunion Arena
>in Dallas?? That would be soooo utterly AWESOME!!! Wow! Talk
>about big dreams!
>If I had travelling funds, I would definitely go check out Sean's
>over in Vegas! That would be koool!!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, CubBobwhite <cubbobwhite@c...>
> > Over on the Cub-Scout-Talk list, Sean Scott has already started a
> > to have an Akela Calls type of gathering in the Las Vegas area.
> > -----
> > Leslie
> > http://www.powwow-online.net
> > www.smartgroups.com/groups/cubscoutroundtable
> > Blue Water Council - Port Huron, MI
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Keith Tilley" <redcoat@h...>
> > > Hi Ken - I was on the Steering Committee for the 2000 Akela
>Calls. To be
> > > fair to Bob Legg, the Region had already decided not to conduct
> > > Akela Calls before the 2000 event started. We spent the whole
> > > working on poor Bob, ganging up on him, depriving him of sleep,
> > > agreed to go back and take another look.
> > >
> > > The primary difficulty, I think, is that a Region has extremely
> > > resources. I think the best approach would be for a Council, or
> > > of Councils, to take a well-run Pow Wow or University and help it
> > > the size of a Regional event. If I remember correctly, the last
> > Calls
> > > had just over 1000 participants and staff. By comparison, my
> > > University of Scouting drew 400 this year, and we only actively
> > > less than a dozen Councils. Our Pow Wow, which was resurrected
> > > imminent death only a few years ago, came close to 300 last
> > > much more limited promotion, and it continues to grow.
> > >
> > > Now, not that I have any personal interest here ;) but do you
> > > could create a promotion network to help one or both of these
> > > We're actively trying to involve other Councils in higher-level
> > > and I don't think we'd have a problem expanding bigger and faster
> > we'd
> > > planned!
> > >
> > > Keith Tilley
> > > Council Cub Scout Training Chairman
> > > Hudson Valley Council, NY
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