Scott Dillard (scott.dillard@CHRYSALIS.ORG)
Wed, 28 Sep 1994 16:22:45 LCL
From: John Oakes <joakes@UNM.EDU>
Subject: Re: Celluar Phones
>Here is something that I think we can kick around for a while.
>Is there a time that is arriving due to technology that a Troop will be
>required to have a Cellular phone on a campout? With some imagination
>all of us can remember some instances where if we had had one things
>would have gone more smoothly.
We carry several phones on all campouts. During the campout, they stay
in the vehicles. The three main ways we use them are:
1) They're there in case of an emergency.
2) To keep in contact with other vehicles when traveling (CB's are a lot
less common than they used to be).
3) On the way home, all parents are called and told the exact arrival
time at the church. This allows the boys to plan a "window of return
time", but gives them a lot more options on whether to extend something
a little longer or pack in early. This prevents parents from sitting in
the parking lot wondering what might have happened, and prevents leaders
from having to wait around for parents if we're early. It has worked
wonderfully: the parents are arriving as we arrive, the boys
disembark and unload, and usually the parking lot is empty again in
10-15 minutes. (Then, 30 minutes later I've showered and fallen asleep
in front of the TV.)
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