This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org, Soaring Golden Eagle email@example.com and Alan Houser firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
The Royal Rangers mailing list is for the same things as the
alt.org.royal-rangers news group, except that it is available to more
people, since some people don't have access to alt.* news groups. There
is a fairly high volume of traffic on that list, with messages ranging
from profound devotional and activity ideas to friendly banter and
jokes. It is kind of like an electronic camp fire in cyberspace that we
sit around. We share our common interests with greater immediacy and
less noise than is common on usenet. You may not want to join this list
if your mailbox is small or you don't have the ability to automatically
sort mail to different folders so that your other mail isn't drowned in
Royal Ranger list mail. There are a few people on the list who connect
with slow modem connections, so please refrain from sending large binary
files to the list. (Such files can be posted on a web site and announced
on the list, if they are of general interest).