SHF Radio: American Scouting Overseas with Dan Coberly

October 3, 2013

Growing up on an Air Force Base in rural South Carolina I knew all about the Transatlantic Council and even had some members of my troop that had been in the Far East Council. So when I got in touch with Dan Coberly and found out he is a Distinguished Eagle with an incredible knowledge and history with American Scouting overseas I had to get him on the show. In this interview Dan talks about what BSA Scouting looks like in the far corners of the globe. I discovered many things I didn't know about a big Scouting including some information about the Direct Service Council. Since this is a show about patches of course in the interview we also zero in on the famous memorabilia from Baluga, Achsin and other far flung outposts.

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Wow..Outstanding and fascinating interview. Mr. Coberly was brilliant. Enjoyed every minute.

By Judy Maldonado on October 4th, 2013 at 9:54 am

Judy I’m sure Dan appreciates this praise. Listen next week for Part II of the interview.

By admin on October 4th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Far East Council is alive and well. We delivered four Boy Scout resident camps in 2013! Tama Hills, Torii Beach, Camp Liberty – South Korea, and a floating camp that is transient in Thailand, Taiwan or Philippines. We truly are delivering Scouting in ASIA!
Karen Meier, Scout Executive/CEO
P.S. Thank you Dan for the plug as it is difficult to raise money for our Overseas Council’s FOS Campaigns.

By Karen Meier on October 5th, 2013 at 4:48 am

Good job, Dan. Good to hear from you.
George Crowl

By George Crowl on October 6th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate your support of BSA Councils Overseas. Many American youth and adults would not experience Scouting if it were not for generous supporters like you! Please encourage others to do what they can for Far East Council, Transatlantic, and others….

By Dan Coberly on October 8th, 2013 at 6:56 am

I knew much of what Dan said, because he had told me a few years ago. BUT, he’s probably the only person who has all this history in his head. I spent 6 years in Germany while my son went from Webelos to Eagle. We had a super program, great summer camps, and international Scouting adventures just not available anyplace else. I consider TAC’s Wood Badge courses to be the highest calibre, and the standard to which I held other courses I served on in the States. The alumni from Transatlantic, and probably the other overseas councils as well, move into their new stateside councils and can’t help but improve them because of the great experiences they had overseas.

By Ken Kittelberger on October 8th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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