T1887 C&O Canal Trek
Jack Wasley (jwasley@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 11 Apr 1995 08:05:07 -0400
Troop 1887 of the City of Fairfax has made it to Little Tonoloway.
Five Scouts are working on their Backpacking MB. There was a lot
of stoping and adjusting and shifting weight around. We all had a
great time. Saturday night it rain and wwe had a couple of scouts
get a liittle wet. The older boys explained how to prevent this/or
properly pitch a tent. However, some tents need seam sealer and
water proofing. We only had one Tarp so the patrols took turns
cooking. The Adults deceided to do their cooking seperately.
The Scouts meal looked very good but the Leader meal was a real
treat. I was surprized by the number of People/Scout Troops that
were camping at Fifteen Mile Creek. When I arrived with T1887, I
was met by an advance Scout Leader whose Troops hadn't arrived. He
had picked out at an area in the Main Camping Area and said it
was for his boys. I said OK. Another leader in my group, said that
there was group camping and I should talk to the Ranger. Well the
Scouter followed me over to whetre the rangers were and wanted to
reserve the whole group camp site for himself. I asked the Ranger
what to do as I was with a different group. He said there was
plenty of room we should work it out. I sent an advance leader to
act as a guide and told him to keep a tight tent line. Another
Leader took the first wave and I brought up the rear after going
back and picking up those on the trail. The advance group leader
still wanted the whole area. To make a long story short we shared
the whole site with 3 other Troops and I could have put a nother 6
troops in the group area. BTW the troop was small approximately 12
Scouts and they didn't even use the main spot in the main campground.
I realize that Troops should spread out to protect out natural land
and I respect that. The Rangers know best and said that this time
of the year it is not as critical for a one night stand, and were
mainly concerned that we had no open fires. Just thought I would
share theis with the group. We are planning out net segment. We
are working our way to Washington, D.C.
YIS Jack use to be an Owl.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City