Re: Camping Nights... what does your Troop count?
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 21:46:22 -0800
On Tue, 1 Apr 1997 BigEdBSA@aol.com wrote:
> In considering what nights to count towards various OA activities I find
> the Troopmaster Software Program does an excellent job of keeping track of
> these nights along with making the special judgement calls about what is and
> is not good for the OA 15 night requirements.
While I am a very big supporter of TroopMaster (as our trrops
Advancement Chair) Camping is the ONE place I find a problem....
When looking at OA nights we had a number of Scouts who had both 6 nights
at summer camp and a 6 night "sierra trek" during which they packed up
and moved on each night... both should have been counted (the sierra
trek being in reality like 6 seperate "one-night" of camping) but only
one was and I beleive that this was because it read the number 6 as
being a second summer camp....
so.. my advice is to not allow a computer program to make "judgement
calls" where common sence is a better rule of thumb....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City