Re: Logging in Scout Camps
Kirk Barley (kbarley@EROLS.COM)
Thu, 1 May 1997 12:08:37 -0400
My last Council was having a debate about harvesting trees. It is a
much less sensitive area, so errosion would not be a great challenge.
Some argued vigoriously against it, seeking to keep their camps in a
museum like state. Others have argued that the pine borer is moving
toward our camps and will probably do away with the grand pines anyway,
why not cash in on selected trees to pay for improved facilities like
sewage lines and better kitchens.
Having worked on military bases for years, I agree with the latter line
of thought. On base we contract out tree management to a forester who
receives revenue for the trees harvested and manages replanting and
disease control. It will work in BSA if the Council takes the time to
Most Councils where this situation arises have paper or lumber companies
on their boards. The expertise is present, it must be applied.
MCB Quantico VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City