Rob White (rsw@TFS.COM)
Thu, 19 May 1994 17:16:00 EDT
OK all you highly organized, highly motivated, and experienced scouters.
Give me some ideas here (I already have my own ideas, but you may have
some better ideas).
My unit has a gear room (about 14 X 14 feet (4.26 X 4.26 meters)) with
a high ceiling and good shelving for storage of all the troop gear.
Presently there is no real system or accountability for the gear other
than some of the gear is marked for individual patrol usage
(cook box, large Rubbermaid containers for transporting food, ice cooler
for cold food, and propane cook stove) and the patrols
are supposed to put their items back in their shelf area.
Many of the items that the troop has are in poor condition because there
is no accountability and no real system for upkeep and checkout.
A quick inspection this week of the room found many items just left on the
floor and not stored, one ice cooler growing something on the inside,
and most of the tents stored wet (most of the tent are sticky and moldy on
the inside, several need some mending).
The Troop has a large amount of gear and camps just about every month.
How about some ideas on how you do it (or don't do it).
I would like to know how you keep inventory, if you check equipment out
and how, who keeps the records. Also how you store your supplies and what
type of supplies you keep on hand that might be out of the norm.
We have footlocker size cook boxes that need to be restocked. Presently the
legs for the boxes are kept inside the box, thus getting dirt inside
the box, I am trying to think up ideas on how to store the legs on the
outside of the boxes but still make it possible to stack the boxes in a
truck for easy transport.
I was thinking of using either large file cards or a notebook for an
inventory system. One side of the card/sheet would be for checkout/checkin
the other for condition information. One card/sheet for each major item
(tent, stove, lantern, etc).
The patrols would be responsible for their patrol gear, but would only be
able to store it in the gear room if it is properly cleaned first.
No patrol could use another patrol's gear without SM or Quatermaster
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