Re: Logging in Scout Camps
Karl A. Kaszuba (kkaszuba@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Thu, 1 May 1997 15:19:30 -0500
I completely agree with you both, and I've had the same sad experiences in
a couple different councils. But...as for what to do about it now: sounds
like a great service weekend for the OA lodge honor campers.
> On Wed, 30 Apr 1997 21:45:26 +0000, Steve Hoar wrote:
> >Last year, someone talked our council into allowing certain
> >hardwood trees with good commercial value, to be 'harvested'
> >in the camps. I saw the end results of their harvesting
> >last weekend. Trails cut and made by scouts were totally
> I know exactly how you feel. In January the Keystone Area Council's
> Executive Board voted to sell trees and land at our Hidden Valley
> Scout Camp in order to pay off our debts. I saw the results of the
> logging this past weekend when I helped staff our Scoutmastership
> Fundamentals course. Some areas were clearcut and in some areas they
> are supposed to leave a canopy.
>The heavy equipment has also damaged the camp
> access road
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