Re: A True Story
S Rhodes (rhodes@CS.MAN.AC.UK)
Tue, 11 May 1993 10:59:57 BST
This is an attempt to answer everyones questions all at once
So here goes:-
The camp site was a district site and there was lot of scouts there
including a camp warden.
It's a well used site with very good facilitys and scouts, as far as I know
can camp on an offical site without leaders, if there is a camp warden
resedent on the site in the UK at least.
On the whole, we don't let scouts bring electronic equipment on camps but
this rule is not realy enforced because normaly we don't have any problems.
Eg no portable videos, microwaves, fridges, etc!!!
Most scouts don't bother bringing elecrtonic equipment to camp.
I personaly have a few flourecent tubes that run off a small battery
that goes with me on most camps ( weight permitting )
These are used at night in tents (mine usualy) and in eating shelters when we
haven't brought the Tilley lamps - in fact gaz lamps and Tilleys are not
allowed in the tents for obvious reasons. Only electric lamps that don't
produce heat are allowed in tents.
The incident with the pocket TV was a one off and this is not the norm for
our group, and they could have got some more matches from ether the camp
shop in the morning, or borrowed from 'next door' (next group down the
hope this has answered most questions so far
Stephen Rhodes firstname.lastname@example.org
ASL 1st Longdendale Scout Group
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City