Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 9 Apr 1995 07:36:24 -0400
Just returned from the George Washington District (National Capital Area
Council) spring camporee last nite. (We're an LDS troop and don't stay
over for the Sunday activities.)
It was at Gettysburg, PA, and the only activity for the camporee was a
hike through the battlefield and seeing period-style folk shoot weapons of
various calibers and demonstrate 1863 camp life. Much whining about lack
of merit badge clinic.
Kept troop together by insisting that the slowest scout lead. Much
whining from the troop leadership. When he was tired, we rested. Nobody
offered to take his pack, though. After 10 miles, we were still together.
If the older/faster scouts had led, I'm sure we'd have been five miles
apart by the end of the trail. Slowest first is sure easier on the adult
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City