Richard L. Axtman (axtman@CASTLE.DRC.COM)
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 06:37:06 -0400
I have been following the discussion of earning the Camping
Merit Badge and I'd like to throw in my two cents worth.
When I earned the Camping MB, back in the "Dinosaur Days,"
only camping done with my BSA Patrol or Troop/Post counted toward
the MB and rank requirements. Even though I camped many nights
with my family, these nights did not count. Which kind of
makes sense to me. The boys are earning a BSA Award, so it
should be done within a BSA sanctioned camping trip. By being
a BSA camp out it also offers opportunity to work on other
merit badges and rank requirements at the same time.
Speaking only for myself and my own experiences.
Best In Scouting To You,
Cubmaster, pack 6
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City