Re: Logging in Scout Camps
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 1 May 1997 07:51:10 -0400
All forests aren't nature museums. Trees have uses other than providing
shade and cover for scouts and other wild animals. Logging leaves a
mess, but smaller trees are planted in the mess and grow to bigger trees
and the cycle repeats itself.
It weren't necessary. It were just a fund-raiser. Sometimes, fund
raisers are more important to the program, and to the scouts, than is a
particular stand of mature hardwoods.
If the hunter isn't around to kill the deer, the deer dies anyway (of
starvation, most likely). If the logger isn't around to kill the tree,
the tree dies anyway.
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Pack Committee Chairman, Unit Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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