BHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
The theme for Cub Scout Day Camps in our Council this year is "Scouting around the World." I'm not personally involved in organizing camp for our district but several of my Den leaders are and have asked me to try to find some information for them.
What we need are pictures and descriptions (first hand are best, I know we have to have non-US scouters here) of Scouting in other countries. Information from any program is welcome but as the target audience are Cubs, Cub Scout or local equivalent material is most desirable.
The idea is to show the boys a bit of the culture from a number of different countries along with a view of how Scouting is different to adapt to different conditions in different countries while still remaining true to its original values and roots.
Some of the specific countries that they are most interested in are as follows:
1. England as it is the home of Scouting.
2. South Africa as the same argument can be made as Lord Baden Powell developed many of the programs that evolved into Scouting while serving there. We also have a number of Cubs whose family comes from there.
3. Ecuador or other Andean countries - I think they chose this because they plan on borrowing a lot of things in my house that come from there to illustrate the culture aspect of things.
4. All others are more than welcome. Even if we get more material than our District can use, we plan to share with other districts within the Council so there will be no waste!
Thanks in advance for your help.
p.s. If you post questions, I won't be back online until tonight.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Thread starter): The idea is to show the boys a bit of the culture from a number of different countries along with a view of how Scouting is different to adapt to different conditions in different countries while still remaining true to its original values and roots.
Presumably, though, homosexuality and atheism are two qualities that children shouldn't be exposed to?
Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 4): Congratulations for dragging the thread down with the very first response. If you want to discuss this, I'm game but you need to start a new thread - I'd like to keep this one on topic.
But as for the topic at hand, wicked cool idea. I really cant be of help, but i was a scout so i know the history..
Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
BHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
Quoting Slider (Reply 2): Tomorrow night is our Pack meeting and the crossover to Wolf!
Congrats! We had our crossover during a campout 3 weeks ago and my son crossed over to Bear. At the same time, I moved up from Den Leader to Cubmaster.
Quoting Slider (Reply 2): I too would volunteer to share what I can as well, as this is a valuable part of what scouting is all about.
Please e-mail or IM me if you have any material that would be useful. See my profile for e-mail address.
Quoting Stoney (Reply 3): Well, I can tell you some things about Switzerland if you like to know. Just ask the questions..
Thanks for the links. Some great pictures out there. You can find some of ours at www.troop198.com. I'm going to try to get some more current pictures up in the next week or two.
Maybe you can help me with a bit of translation. Unfortunately German is without a doubt my weak spot when it comes to major languages and Babelfish seems to not help much - maybe it's not too good with the Swiss dialect?
Any info you can provide about how Scouting works in your country would be welcome, i.e. typical meeting agenda/activities, typical outings and camping activities, your position and responsibilities, any unusual history of Scouting in Switzerland, etc. Really anything you think would be interesting.
I'm still waiting to hear from the UK, South Africa, and South America. Come on guys I know you're out there.