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About | The Tribe Of Mic-O-SayWriterfella here -- When writerfella was growing up, Natives in Oklahoma were not allowed membership in the Cub Scouts or the Boy Scouts, which were all-Caucasian. Upon entry into the USAF in , a background questionnaire actually asked if the recruit was or had been a member of the Boy Scouts of America or, if not, why not. The Boy Scouts were segregated and discriminatory. But we Indians formed our own group, The Boy Troopers. We wore 7th Cavalry uniforms, danced the White Man's dances, and learned to read street signs so we could find our way around his cities.
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The Tribe of Mic-O-Say is an honor society used by two local councils of the Boy Scouts of America, Heart of America Council and Pony Express Council; it is not a program of the National Council of the BSA. Mic-O-Say's ceremonies, customs, and traditions are loosely based on the . ISBN (History book of HOAC Mic-O-Say); Strengthened by an.
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I feel Scouting should be an inclusive organization and Mikosay is the closest thing to being a "secret society" within the organization. Most of the ceremonies and all their buildings are closed to non-members. Members are sworn to secrecy. It creates a "your not one of us" situation unique to this one scout camp. I hope I'm not just being overly politically correct, but this rings massive alarm bells with me. Maybe that's just because, as someone else says, that kind of secret society schtick is "not my gig".
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Customs and Traditions of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. by Heart of America Council, B.S.A. Book condition: Good. Book Description. Heart of America Council.
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Though references to the Mic-O-Say cannot easily be found on scouting. The Tribe of Mic-O-Say — as described on their website at micosay. The about page of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say states:. Its purpose is to reinforce the principles of the Scout Oath and Law and to foster continued participation in Scouting. What and who are the Mic-O-Say? The Mic-O-Say became wildly popular and increased camp attendance in scout summer camps by young men who wished to incorporate Native American traditions into their scout activities. At present, there are around 60, Scouts who are members of the tribe.
Mic-O-Say's ceremonies, customs, and traditions are loosely based on the folklore of the American Indian. Roe Bartle , who was the Scout executive of the St. Joseph Council, now Pony Express Council. Bartle combined his experiences in Wyoming with the St. Joseph Council's existing honor organization called Manhawka. He spent many hours listening to stories about the Indian tribes and soon began to incorporate Indian values and ideals into his Scouting program.
The Tribe of Mic-O-Say serves as a leadership enhancement program of the Heart of America Council designed to help the Heart of America Council fulfill its mission of preparing the young people of Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Mic-O-Say accomplishes its purposes by affording members ongoing opportunities for introspection on Scouting values as well as practical application of those ideals. The program is focused on boys who have shown leadership abilities through specific achievement and growth, and provides them with a distinctive lifelong direction. The program is energized by memorable customs and traditions. Adult leaders are brought into the Tribe so that they may interpret and encourage the use and application of those principles in the lives of boys.