trails and even a houseboat HOWEVER . . .
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 19 Oct 1994 22:44:08 EDT
I my varied experiences with a nubmer of both large and small troops,
a have observed the full range, from a troop with a BUS and trailer,
to the other end, Mom or Dad's car, packs from WW I, a scout knife,
a twine, and some matches. I have spent time with scouts on a 40
foot house boat at the old Land-between-the-lakes in Kentucky, and
large sailing ships off the coast of florida, and a even a Navy
Air carft carrier. It was all FUN, and I think it all fit into
scouting. But then so does, a wilderness canoe trip, or a backback
trek in the Adirondaks etc. If all a troop EVER does is let
the adults plan and run the campouts, trailer or NOT, the scouts
will not get the full leaning benfits of the scouting experience.
Trailers can be fine, but so is packing up everything you will need
for a week, and carrying it on your back.
Try it all! Why not? In the last 3 summer, we have gone to 3
different council summer camps, the national jamboree, a canoe
trek in the adirondaks (no trailers:), and the Florida sea base,
and even glacier (snow/ice) skiing in July !!!
Whever we go, we like to go in style and comfort. :)
scouter don izard @ ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu
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