Today was all about communiciation. It started off from last night on Twitter about how a Merit Badge Counsoler should handle not going to a public meeting. It spilled over to this morning. At first I was against it since the requirements were to go to a meeting. However, as the conversation went on, I realized that today’s scouts are digital. I go to meeting via Live Meeting and conference calls and other remote computer ways of participating with people from all over the US. Granted Cubscouts do generally go to City Hall meetings or other public civic events. Those are fun. Cubscouts do not Facebook or Twitter. They have GO-SEE-ITs.
Which, brings me to the Tiger Den. Today their Den was supposed to go to a local Radio station. Something came up at the station and they canceled mid-morning. The Tiger Den Leader let me know and I contacted one of my friends at KGW. When I was the Tiger Den Leader, I got us in to see the station. So, I Facebooked a note to my friend to see if it was possible at the last moment. Being the Boyscout, and wanting a back-up, I contacted my Ham Radio friend to see what could happen. Last year I used Ham Radio to cover the Communciation part of the Tigers.
In the end, the TV Station did not work out just because of the short notice. My Ham Radio friend was able to do it, but the Tigers re-grouped and are doing something else…working on their Pinewood Derby cars for this weekends Pinewood Derby.
So, today, I used Twitter, Facebook & iPhone for texting. I was hoping to use Television and Ham Radio to help explain how we communicate. Right now, I am using a HTTP server to give you this information.
Yours in Scouting!