Re: walkmans on campouts
hilding holroyd (blustone!chagall!hilding@UUNET.UU.NET)
Fri, 23 Sep 1994 11:16:45 EDT
> Let's have some opinions pertaining to walkmans on campouts. Personally,
> I think that to have an ultimate camping experience, allowing the kids to grow
> into responsible, mature campers, we need to ban walkmans on campouts. Scouts
> should leave walkmans at home so that they may concentrate on the scouting
> principles and values. Campouts are very important for developing the skills
> and leadership necessary for exemplary scouting. If the boys had walkmans
> instead of going to sleep talking to each other and developing important
> friendships, the would be tuned out to the real world and tuned in to
> The Beastie Boys.
> Robert -- Still an Eagle Scout (the award)
During summer camp (and most campouts), I ban ALL electronic devices;
games, radios, boom boxes, etc. If we need to hear the news, for some reason,
we always have the car radios. After the groans subside, I explain that I
do not want to have anyone come to me and say the item was lost/stolen/broken.
TO avoid all of that, they are not allowed. One Scout walked right by
me at camp last summer with his tape player. I called him back. Got a
real sheepish look when I asked him about it. I then took it away and placed
it in my tent where it stayed until his parents visited. They took it home.
I also try to get them to leave all that electronic world behind them
when they go camping. Some of them actually go into withdrawals the
first couple of days. It is a good object lesson in how dependant they
are on this "stuff".
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman, Tr 250
Lakewood, NJ Jersey Shore Council
Eagle Class '68 Japeechen Lodge (Brotherhood)
"I used to be a FOX!", NE-IV-54
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