[Tagging] club=scout for similar organisations

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 01:17:40 UTC 2019

On 31/01/19 11:33, John Willis via Tagging wrote:
>> On Jan 31, 2019, at 8:15 AM, marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com 
>> <mailto:marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com>> wrote:
>> Scouts and scout do maybe not have the same meaning in belgium.
>> I understand club=scout (without a ending S and without an upercase)
>> as the "generic" term for any scout-like club
> +1
> Similar to how brand names become the name for things (kleenex, jello, 
> etc), the term “scout” i think is used as a generic for all of these 
> types of outdoor youth organizations.
> I think differentiating it via operator=* and the name=* tag would be 
> enough.
> "Boy Scouts” sounds like a name, but is it the Boy Scouts of America? 
> is the Mexico scouts (which are boys and girls)? is it the Boy Scouts 
> of Japan?

There are, or were 'cubs' for the younger people, 'rovers' for the older 
people, guides for the girls ....

The only OSMwiki on scout is for a telenav app ...
So club=scout could mean anything.

> it is just a generic for all these types of organizations.
> If I saw
> name=Chiro Kortrijk
> club=scout
> operator:Chiro
> I would assume it is that Kortrijk City’s meeting place for a regional 
> group similar to the Boy or Girl Scouts - not that is *is* the Boy 
> Scouts of Belgium.
> Javbw
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