Re: Tent Inspections, Unzip the zipper?!
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Tue, 2 Apr 1996 15:35:52 CST
On Tue, 2 Apr 1996 13:41:56 -0600 Tim McCormick said:
>We did a surprise inspection at our last campout.
You might want to consider doing a tent inspection while the scouts are
present. You can make comments as you go and that helps the scouts learn.
For campsite inspection, I would limit the inspection to the appearance
of the campsite, not the inside of the tents, unless the scouts are present.
As for patrol flags, I would not EXPECT to find one in camp if the patrol
was out. I WOULD expect to find a place for the flag to be posted when
the patrol returned. Long ago, my patrol cut off a six inch hunk of log
and drilled a hole in the center. We used a wood burning tool to burn our
town, troop number and patrol name in it. When we were in camp, that was
where you could find the patrol flag. It was bulky, around 18 inches in
diameter, and took up a lot of space but we always managed to fit it into
the troop trailer.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City