Summer Camp Mess Halls
Masahiro Sayano (sayano@MICRO.CALTECH.EDU)
Mon, 15 Jun 1992 13:09:38 PDT
Greetings, Fellow Scouters!
Many thanks to those who have given me suggestions on jamboree feeding
summer camps and alternatives to established long term camps. I'm taking
these suggestions to our Troop Committee and my Scoutmaster and other
By the way, my Scoutmaster called up Arrowhead Scout Camps, and the
reason given for being less than enthusiastic about allowing jamboree
feeding was that scouts nowadays don't know how to store food properly,
don't know how to cook, don't know how to dispose ash and waste water,
don't know how to collect wood . . . (I hope I didn't leave out a "don't
know how" in there). Oh, really? Not true in our troop, at least. I
don't know of any troop that is that bad. Anyway, that camp official
who gave this reason is barking up the wrong tree: If what he said is
true, then a better adult leader training program is needed.
And a major part of the Scouting program, the "outing" part of "scouting,"
especially the wilderness part of it, is missing. Maybe this is due
to the (intentional or not) emphasis on "high-tech" toys in the Scout
Handbook instead of on basic woodcraft skills. Hmm, I'm digressing;
let me end this here and I'll start another posting.
Again, thanks to those Scouters who gave me ideas on long term camping
areas and alternatives.
Yours in Scouting,
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 738
Los Angeles Area Council
Boy Scouts of America
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City