Re: JAMBO97 Re: time limits
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG)
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 18:09:43 -0400
>I know, there are others who wait until there are 3 feet of snow and 60
>degrees of frost before they start enjoying the program!
Now wait a minute, Paul! I represent that remark!! 8-> (VBG for the
>Would someone explain to me how the camping MB is earned in 6 months -
>start to finish? Let's see: 20 nights camping, less 6 nights at summer
Actually for our troop, and most others at the 2 camps I know about, make
that 7 nights....Arrive on Sunday evening, leave on Sunday morning. Which
now leaves 13.
We go to Camp in August....Scouts who join in May or June (our biggest
group is from a joint camp out in June with the pack) have 2-4 nights (2
nights if they come in June, 4 from the District Camporee in May plus the
June) before the summer trip (July camp out). Summer trip is 3 more nights.
So they could have 7 before summer camp, and seven at summer camp for a
total of 14 going into September. With a 2 night District Camporee in
October, they have 20 nights finished at the Klondike in January! That's a
tad more than 6 months, but close!
>leaves 14 nights to earn in 6 months. Are there troops that make
>this much camping available (>2 nights per month). IMO, a year is
>"pushing it" for this MB, especially for scouts who don't attend a
>particular weekend activity because of sports, etc.
We average 25 nights per year camping, and have some OA members who have
earned 100 nights in a matter of 3 years. Now we also have folks currently
active in our troop who have SIX YEARS of year around camping (local
council patch and segments), and another bunch with 5 (including my
eldest). That means once per month, every single month, rain or shine!
This year, January was the worst. During the day Sat. it "warmed up" to 15.
But if you are prepared...it is not too bad.
Hope this clarifies it. Keep camping!! That's why boys join our troop!
CC, Troop 68, Trumbull CT
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