Re: Yosemite Bear Development
Everett Holm (eholm@LPI.RENO.NV.US)
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 07:17:58 -0700
Unfortunately, it seems to take about one bum troop to develop this
reputation in someone's mind and 5 zillion troops to try and break the track
record of that one bum troop. We are easily identifiable even if we don't
wear Scout uniforms. A few adult leaders, lots of boys, must be Boy Scouts.
I have seen it here in our own Council where you go camping, you can tell
the Ranger (one state park in particular) has the expression, OH NO, not a
Boy Scout Troop. When we pack up and leave, he seems to be pleasantly
surprised and says we are the best group he has ever had. Seems next time we
get to start all over.
The best we can do is live up to the Scout Oath and Law and live the Outdoor
Code and follow any regulations the areas we are visiting may have for us.
Hopefully, this unfortunate incident, no matter how it turns out, will not
black ball us from the National Parks or at least Yosemite. And honestly,
the last park I would visit these days is Yosemite, just too many people.
At 10:41 PM 8/27/96 -0700, you wrote:
>The bad thing about all this is that this person made the statement that
>since they have so much more trouble with BSA groups as opposed to other
>organizations in the Park, they are considering instituting a policy where
>all BSA groups entering the Park will have to go through a special
>permitting process which will require a training session with a scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City