Camp Daniel Boone (North Carolina) information followup
Tom Richardson (DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET)
Thu, 12 May 1994 22:27:33 -0400
A few days ago, Tim Purdon (TPURDON@DELPHI.COM) of Westland MI, asked
about Camp Daniel Boone. By private mail, I indicated that I would ask at
our 12 May 94 roundtable, that while I personally had not been there
there were units in the District which had . . . .
0. Flags, lanterns, and personal gear are really all you need . . . just
as the book said!
1. "Full Service Camp" . . . mess hall dining
2. 2-man tents (on platforms) or 4-man 3-sided huts. Iron beds with
"mattresses" provided [my comment: bring a shelter half or the
equivalent to use as a cover]
3. Running water in the site -- BRING a garden hose to make latrine duty,
etc, a tad easier!
4. Personal gear should probably include an extra blanket . . . it can
get cool overnight.
5. Laundry facilities are available (but my contact had not used them)
6. Lanterns and propane . . . 20-pound bottles and a tree works
nicely . . . . a local rule will probably require these to be
"hidden" (they use the Scoutmaster's tent!) during the daytime.
7. The site my contact was in had a nice fire ring in the middle . . .
8. Trading post takes US currency! Bring lots!
Best wishes for you Michiganers here in DIXIE (ask an Arrowman what that
means!) . . . my wife's family lived in Livonia and Dearborn for several
years (and her brothers are Eagles from a now defunct unit in the
Littlefield Blvd area) . . . you will be in for a real change of scenery!
Tom Richardson Assoc Prof Chemistry Department
DICKSONT@CITADEL.EDU Charleston SC 29409
Past SM, CC, MC Troop 700 Summerville SC 29483
Unit Commissioner, Swamp Fox District, Coastal Carolina Council
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