Meet the Man
Today's session of "Meet the Man" featured the National Directors:
- George Trosko - Director, Boy Scout Division
- Terry Lawson - Director, Boy Scout Advancement and National Eagle Scout Association
- Dave Bates - Director, Boy Scout Camping and Conservation
- John Alline - Director, Boy Scout Training
- Joe Glasscock - Director, Research and Development/Special Needs/Varsity
- Clyde Mayer - National Director, Order of the Arrow
- Carey Miller - Associate National Director, Order of the Arrow
Here are some of the questions asked by Arrowmen while at the conference or
submitted from the web site along with answers provided by the National
Q: Have any of you every met either of the founders of our organizations?
A: Bates: "Yes, I met E. Urner Goodman at a conference at the University of Kansas."
Q: What were your eagle projects?
A: Alline: "For my Eagle project I organized a morning recreation program for a local park and ran it for the summer
with the coordination of other volunteers."
Q: What is considered the complete Class A uniform?
A: Glasscock: "First, there is no Class A uniform--there is full and activity. The full uniform consists of scout
shirt, belt, pants, socks, and hat when outdoors."
Q: Would it be possible to change the time frame of NOAC?
A: Mayer: "We realize that NOAC is close to school, but we have to keep it close to school and as late as possible in the
summer because our goal is to assist the scouts and as it is the last couple of weeks of summer camp local
lose staff to NOAC."
Q: Will the National Committee be offering some lower impact programming for members that cannot handle the high adventure?
A: Miller: "We feel that we offer the high adventure in order to balance the programs that we offer. There are many programs such as Scoutreach. We would like to see the Order take over Webelos graduations and work more with the Cub Scout Program."
Q: My council recently made Metro Status, what does that mean and what are the
"Metro Status simply means you have reached a certain number of scouts in your
council, and have been designated Metro
to make sure that the executives that work with you have handled a Council of that size before."
Q: Why is paintball against Boy Scout regulations as a troop activity?
A: Lawson: "Basically we have to look at what is safe for the boys, and make the
decision based on that. We now have also
classified some activities as age appropriate."