This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson email@example.com, Soaring Golden Eagle firstname.lastname@example.org and Alan Houser email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Date: 17 Sept 1998
*** THE GROUPS ***
Rec.scouting.misc is an unmoderated group for boy and girl Scouts and
Guides, Cub Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Scout leaders and all people
interested in Scouting and Guiding, worldwide. This group discusses
issues relevant to Scouting activities, and the administration of scout
units. It allows for the solicitation of advice from other netters
on what to do in certain situations, and generally seek and provide
support and encouragement with respect to Scouting. Cross-posting to
other rec.scouting groups is strongly discouraged.
Postings concerning topics pertaining solely to US scouting are
strongly discouraged on rec.scouting.misc, use rec.scouting.usa
instead. Postings not related to scouting or guiding are discouraged.
rec.scouting.usa is an unmoderated group for Boy and Girl Scouts,
Cub Scouts, Explorers, Christian Service Brigade members, members of
religious-based Scouting or Guiding organizations, their leaders,
advisors, professional or career employees of USA Scouting movements,
and all people interested in Scouting and Guiding in the United States.
This group discusses issues relevant to the program, unit support,
finance, membership development and the administration of scout units.
It allows for the solicitation of advice and information from other
netters on what to do in certain situations, and generally seek and
provide support, general information and encouragement regarding
The content of this newsgroup is NOT to be accepted as "official
information" coming from American Scouting organizations, as such
information comes normally through their national offices through
regional groups to local organizations for distribution to units and
members; however posted messages to this newsgroup may contain parts of
official publications and information to answer or respond to questions
or issues brought up with the proper crediting of such information by
This newsgroup is NOT the place for discussions on scouting ISSUES, for
instance, issues related to girls in the Boy Scout program, whether or
not Assembly of God churches should abandon the Boy Scouts of America's
programs in favor of the Royal Rangers, or open homosexual members as
members or leaders in BSA programs. Those discussions will take place
on rec.scouting.issues, and those posting to this newsgroup will be
followed or redirected to rec.scouting.issues. Cross-posting to other
rec.scouting groups is strongly discouraged. Postings not related to
Scouting in the United States are discouraged.
rec.scouting.issues is an unmoderated newsgroup for the discussion
and explanation of worldwide, national or regional issues concerning
national Scouting or Guiding organizations' policies, rules or
regulations. Cross-posting to other rec.scouting groups is strongly
discouraged. Postings not related to Scouting or Guiding issues are
rec.scouting.guide+girl is an unmoderated newsgroup for the discussion
and explanation of issues concerning guiding organizations and those
that belong to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Cross-posting to other rec.scouting groups is strongly discouraged.
Postings not related to Girl Scouting or Guiding are discouraged.