Re: TV's on campouts
Ron W. Fox (RonWFox@AOL.COM)
Mon, 28 Aug 1995 17:34:35 -0400
On 95-08-28 13:25:53 EDT, ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK (Ian N Ford) enscribed:
>Once the kids are in their tents in the evening, why shouldn't they
>listen to music or the radio ... or even watch a portable TV ? The only
>thing is that they must be aware that THEY and nobody else are
>responsible if their hardware gets lost / damaged / stolen whatever.
They can listen to the loons, or the wind in the trees, or the rain on the
tent, or even talk to their tentmate. Who knows, they might even think about
something important to them. A little introspection is good for the soul.
I'm trying to give them an experience as different from life at home as I
At our Council camps, no electronics are allowed past the parking lot (there
is undeniable value in electronics in keeping youth occupied during a 4 to 6
hour ride from Chicago to the council camps).
Cubmaster, Pack 69
Willow Springs, Ill.
Des Plaines Valley Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City