"Scouting is Outing" - hiking, etc.
Win Quakenbush (quakenb@CAMEL.CAMPBELL.EDU)
Sun, 27 Apr 1997 21:33:33 -0400
Hello, the list!
We have a fairly young troop which is currently "rebuilding". We
participate in traing, camporees, camp out regularly, etc., BUT...
We have never done much with hiking. Most of our guys have met the "5
mile" requirement at summer camp or camporees. My impression frm the
literature (source?) is that the IDEAL is to include a 2-3 mile hike with
each campout, and that a 5 miler should be no big deal - happens
Do you do this? If so -
1 - Do you hike along road right-of-ways, or do you get permission to go
2 - Full pack always/sometime/other?
3 - How do you introduce new scouts to this experience?
4 - Any other words of wisdom?
Win Quakenbush Scoutmaster
Troop 794 Buies Creek, NC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City