Re: Summer Scouting
Marc W. Solomon (m_solomon@ALLI.COM)
Wed, 5 Jun 1996 11:49:31 -0500
At 10:32 AM 6/5/96 -0500, Kathie Cerveny wrote:
>keeping in mind that camping is much more fun in the sun; keeping in mind
>that nature and our environment is always changing the summer, and related
>merit badges are so much easier to do when nature isn't asleep, Everyone
>agrees there are really fun things to do in those 3 summer months (unless
>you live here in Ill, where we have two hot and cold).
As someone who thrives in cold weather, I have to disagree with many of your
comments. Camping when every movement I make causes me to sweat profusely
and I am continually swatting away mosquitoes, gnats, etc... is not fun for
me. Camping when I can adjust my temperature by adding or removing a layer
of clothing (and still remain decent), void of irritating insects, is much
more enjoyable for me. While much (but not all) of nature sleeps during the
winter, the spring is wonderful for enjoying the birth and development of
much of what one can see in the summer and the fall, with its wonderful
colors, is a delight! Every season has its share of natural wonder and awe.
Some people just take pleasure in different ones.
Because every season has its advantages, Scouting should be a 12-month a
year activity. With that I will agree with you.
Actually, Kathie, I was suprised by your comments, since I partipated in
your council's wonderful cold weather camping course. I have even
recommended the course to other Scouters in my district. BTW, since I am no
longer on the mailing list for your councils newletter, can you let me (and
others on this list) know when that course is coming up in '97?
Marc Solomon Unit Commissioner
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