Talk:Scouting in Alaska
|WikiProject Scouting||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Alaska||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
Would Wikipedians entertain the idea of having the Councils-by-state sections recategorized to "Scouting in Arizona", "Scouting in Washington", and so on, rather than a list of every council and district? The reason I would like this considered is
1) no other country's Scouting articles are divided into such minute details (except for The Scout Association of Hong Kong, and really, is that much minutiae important or interesting to the reader?)
2) many councils that a reader may choose to look up, like the Fitchburg Area Council of Massachusetts or the Vigilante Area Council of Montana, went extinct 30+ years ago, yet may be of interest in a more state-based article
3) many states like Alaska share a communal Scout history, only fairly recently being broken into smaller councils, others like North Dakota had several merged into one, and some Scouting histories are better told encompassing an entire state. The fact that Scouts in California prior to the charter of the BSA were the youth arm of the California Highway Patrol, or the fact that Connecticut, while having only eight counties, has had 22 councils over the course of its history, would be well-included in a statewide article. Chris 01:31, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
Historical council information to be folded in
- Hook, James; Franck, Dave; Austin, Steve (1982). An Aid to Collecting Selected Council Shoulder Patches with Valuation.
610 Alaska Council, Juneau, Alaska, 1934 1954, Western Alaska Council 610 610 Alaska Council, Juneau , Alaska, 1930 1934, Alaska 610, Seattle Council 609 608 Southeast Alaska Council, Juneau, Alaska, 1945 2005, Merged with Western Alaska 610, Great Alaska Council 610 Western Alaska Council, Anchorage, Alaska, 1954 2005, Merged with Southeast Alaska 608 Great Alaska 696 Midnight Sun Council, Fairbanks, Alaska
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Creating new extended pages
Creating new extended pages for Great Alaska Council and the Midnight Sun Council's of the Boy Scouts of America. Can't decide on whether to put information in one long section withing the Scout Alaska Article or to create a new article.
Next I will work on improving the information for the Girl Scout Councils in Alaska.
More information to follow at a later date.
Not sure if article is expanded that it will be beneficial to use just one page or to divide it into multiple pages.