Re: New National Camping Award
John Macko (JMacko@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Thu, 30 Mar 1995 13:10:15 -0800
Cliff Golden wrote:
>New National Camping Award
>This part of the award is OK I guess. But the next part really
>bothers me. "At least 33 percent of your Scouts must be in
>attendance for each 24 hour period to count as a camper day."
>That sentence bothers me a great deal.
That bothers me as well. I was, coincidentally, filling out the form
for the National Camping Award for 1994 and I was reflecting on the 33%
We have 30 boys in our Troop and do large and small camping trips.
Usually, the smaller trips are high adventure, i.e., Philmont, etc.
None of these trips will count toward the award as they usually involve
less that 33% of our Troop.
If the purpose was to encourage camping by the troop, this doesn't do
it; it will encourage "troop camping" only.
John Macko, SM
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City