Re: Northern Tier Training
Ron W. Fox (RonWFox@AOL.COM)
Thu, 18 May 1995 12:36:27 -0400
Very definitely, an experience under extreme conditions is one that you
always cherish, and one that usually builds unit spirit in the bargain.
I was going through my old patch collection and found the patch from the
Spring Camporee, 1965, Massassoit District, Old Colony Council. We had four
inches of snow in the middle of Friday night. The District committee called
off the program and sent every one home, as none of the units were prepared.
Except one. Troop 33, Franklin, Mass. We stayed, waved goodbye to the rest
of the District as they walked down the road at camp, and ran our own
program. O.K., so it was mostly survival and getting meals prepared. Nobody
froze, everyone learned a LOT about winter camping, and it was a point of
pride for that unit for years.
Cubmaster, Pack 69
Des Plaines Valley Council
Pachsegink Lodge 246
Willow Springs, Ill.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City