Re: Women at camp? Any bets?
Tom Richardson Chem Dept 792-7791 (DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET)
Thu, 13 May 1993 15:59:38 -0400
Since we were married (1986) my wife (troop chaplain, committee member,
past unit commissioner) has generally accompanied me (and the troop) to
camp. The only problems have been of a "mechanical" nature . . . I have
had the privilege of standing guard at the shower house! and on one occasion
the sign "women" which we prepared for hanging on the latrine was ripped off
(we had a spare! and the sign was not "in use" at the time!)
In recent years, her experience has been getting better as more staff members
are women and the facilities dedicated to them improve . . . one year a
"better" staff house (with running water) was dedicated to the three women
staffers and Margaret used the shower, the past two years have had a new
infirmary . . . and the "permanent" medic has been a woman.
Troop operations under these situations: she has been the "third" adult.
Just thinking back I can only remember two occasions (weekend overnights)
in seven years in which she was the "second" adult. At summer camp she
gets a tent of her own and stays in bed until we leave for colors and
breakfast, then she has the campsite to herself! (She is NOT a breakfast
eater!) The rest of the day presents no real problem . . .
Tom Richardson Assoc Prof Chemistry Department
DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET Charleston SC 29409
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