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Last-Modified: 1999/3/24

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Subject:  General Introduction -- rec.scouting.girl+guide

Welcome to rec.scouting.girl+guide, the newsgroup for
members of organizations associated with the World Association of Girl 
Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).  All parties with an interest in  this 
aspect of Scouting and Guiding are encouraged to participate 
in this group.  This is the international forum for Girl Scouting and Guiding.

This group discusses 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.

Relavent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) files are posted to each 
rec.scouting.* group.  The FAQs of general interest to all the groups 
are posted in rec.scouting.misc.

Please see FAQ #1 for our charter and important information
about all the rec.scouting.* groups.

If you are new to the group, please take a few minutes and post
a note introducing yourself, tell what organization you are with,
how long you have been involved, and what your special intrests

If you have a useful item that hasn't been included in this FAQ, please
do all of us the favor. Write it up and post it on
Drop me a copy too to make sure that I include it in this file.

As the FAQ files are updated regularly, make sure that you have the
latest copy in your hands. The release date of this FAQ is indicated in
the line starting with "Last-Modified:" at the top of this file. Files
older than three months should be considered as outdated.

This file or parts of it may be freely used, printed and re-distributed
as long as you enclose this paragraph and keep the references to the
respective contributors and to the maintainer (listed below) intact.

-- Bill Nelson  <>

Subject: Etiquette Guidelines -- Rec.scouting.issues From: Bill Nelson <> Date: 30 April 1996 *** ETIQUETTE GUIDELINES *** Before reading any further, please go to the newsgroup news.announce.newusers and read the posting: Rules for posting to Usenet. That message describes some of the rules of conduct on Usenet. Posters to the rec.scouting* hierarchy are expected to follow these rules. Read also the rec.scouting.* FAQ #1 which contains our charter and Etiquette guidelines specific to the rec.scouting* hierarchy. o Please remember the scope of this newsgroup is to discuss PROGRAM topics related to girl scouting and guiding, *not* issues. If you find that your discussion is going outside of this scope, please take it to another group or off-line. rec.scouting.issues is specifically setup to handle political issues related to scouting and guiding. Please post controversial topics there. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Subject: Is this where I can get official information? From: Bill Nelson <> Date: 12 Dec 1996 Q. Is this where I can obtain official information from my organization? A. No, official information from organizations is not normally communicated via Contact your local organization for official information and council.
Subject: Is there official information on the net? Date: 3 Oct 1998 Q. Do scouting and guiding organizations have official information on the net? A. Yes, but there are not many sources for official information. Here are the ones we know about: Web pages: The GSUSA home page is at The WAGGGS Web page is at: The WAGGGS page also has links to other organizations
Subject: OK, where can I find unofficial (but useful) information then? Date: 3 Oct 1998 Q. OK, where else can I find unofficial information then? A. There are plenty of places on the net to find unofficial information on US scouting organizations. For a few starting places see: For information of a international nature, or just some helpful hints See: End of FAQ **************************

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