Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 11 May 1993 22:00:01 EDT
quoting From: Nathan Brindle NBRINDLE%INDYCMS.BITNET@ricevm1.rice.edu
> ...our troop banned electronic equipment such as games, tape players,
etc., some years back because we (the troop committee) felt that they were
not conducive to the kind of program we felt we wanted to offer.
Nathan, I agree with your Troop Committee and ours has made the same policy
for our Troop, for the same reasons (though the Post Committee does allow
electronics on Post outings, something about more maturity and better
judgement on the part of the Explorers).
> ...we <do> allow them to be brought along for use while in transit. The
agreement is that all such devices stay in the vehicle while we are in camp.
On this issue however, we were very stern in that many parents who provide
transportation to / from outings do not want to have the youth in the car
doing something distracting (sounds from games, tape players, etc. or them
moving when playing their 'gameboy' in reaction to the action on-screen,
We figured if they can't have the electronic toys on outings, they didn't
need them on the drive there either.
There was even one boy a few months back who brought a gameboy along anyway,
even though he knew the rules... The PLC decided to start having 'pack
inspections' prior to campouts to 'encourage the youth to have the correct
gear packed for the campout' in their packs.
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