Re: a few questions!
Stanton Schmidt (sschmidt@HP.UWSUPER.EDU)
Mon, 13 Apr 1992 08:51:42 CDT
> Greetings, Scouters! After attending our GS Annual Meeting on Saturday, I
> to do a "brief" survey of those on this list. I have 2 questions:
> 1. For Girl Scouts: what did you charge per box for cookies this
> and what amount was kept by each troop and what amount was kept by your
I paid $2.50 a box for GS cookies, a bit high in my opinion.
> 2. For anyone!: at our council camp, we have a resaca (I would call
> it a bayou) which is constantly full of cat-tails and other weeds. We had a
> big discussion of this on Saturday. At one point, the Property committee had
> drained the water, and was going to bulldoze (!) the cat-tails and other
> plants. Unfortunately before this could be completed, the surrounding
> was irrigated, and of course, the resaca filled up. There is a difference of
> opinion in the Council as to how safe the area is for canoeing. I personally
> don't see how you could navigate very well in any kind of boat in the resaca
> it is now. IF you were an experienced canoist, then this would perhaps be OK.
I'm glad you didn't bulldoze. It would have been quite harmful to the
environment (although only temporarily). It would have been only a stopgap
measure at best. The weeds would have been back by the next season.
I think you should leave the wetlands alone, they are a valueable natural
resource. If you feel you absolutely need to do something contact your
state department of natural resources. They will be able to give you a
direction to go in. Some possible solutions to your weed problem may be illegal
in some states. Draining and bulldozing for instance.
> My question: does anyone have any ideas (environmentally safe, of course) on
> how we can get rid of these cat-tails? The Property Committee says they have
> just about run out of ideas, and would appreciate any input. I'll pass them
> as I get them. The chair of that committee will probably be at our Service
> Unit meeting Tuesday night.
> Jeannie Dixon
> Webelos Leader/Brownie Leader/Mom
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