Jim Butler (ajb@ZEPPO.GEOSURV.GOV.NF.CA)
Sun, 25 Sep 1994 13:26:50 NDT
>Our rule is, "If I hear it, the lake gets it." That generally takes care of
>most problems. We do highly recommend that they not bring them on camps.
>In fact, I send out a info sheet with parent permission slips on the bottom
>for each camp. I always have the line, "NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES" on the page
>so that they get reminded even when I'm not there.
Your second suggestion is what I have been doing for years with my
Cub Pack, and I stress it every chance I get.
Your first suggestion is a little heavy-handed, IMHO. My solution, when
such a device showed up at camp, was to confiscate it and return it at the
end of the camp. That way all situations are taken care of; you or
the camp is not annoyed with the sound; the youth can concentrate on
the activities; and you do not have an irrate parent to contend with
when you get back from camp because you tossed a $100.00 Walkman in the
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