Re: 1937 National Jamboree Patch
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 14 Sep 1992 14:51:40 EDT
When our troop did a Canoe TREK from the Sabbatis base of Adirondak
Scout reservation this summer, THEY provided a guide that covered
the qualified life guard/first aid/ CPR certifications required.
They alos SWIM teseted everyone before the departure, and PROPERLY
fitted each scout in a personal floatation device (PFD). BTW,
the pfd, makes a nice pillow at night! For the cost of the trek,
they provided all the dehydrated food, properly packed, all the
canoes, good paddles, of the proper size for each scout, the guide
who also provided stories, and the ropes and a pulley for the bear bag,
and was at a lower cost than we estimated IF we ran the trek on our own!
We ran a SAFE trip, and still had plenty of fun, to include SAFE swims!
BSA does not make the rules to make it difficult, just SAFE. SAFTY does
mean you can't have fun, just that you have to follow the rules.
Don Izard, recent graduate of the Marmaduke canoe and story school :)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City