Dr. Al Fant (wb5waf@TEXAS.NET)
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 07:22:51 -0500
Don Buchan's missive reminded me of other campfire ashes.
At the 1971 World Jamboree in Japan (one of the last World Jamborees
visited by Lady BP), I personally collect about a cup of the ash/charcoal
from the massive telephone poles the Japanese used to build their HUGE
"log-cabin" style of campfire. I planned to collect the same type of
ash/charcoal from the next (1973) National Jamboree East of the Boy Scouts
The 1973 jamboree was my first jamboree as an "adult" (age 19) and I had
the freedom to hike right up to the two "campfires" at the arena. Imagine
my surprise! There were no coals to gather. Both campfires were natural
gas fed beds of fake logs upon a white gravel base. I collect a few pieces
of gravel (rocks) instead. That was the last jamboree campfire ash I tried
How many other national or world jamborees have had fake campfires?
Dr. Al Fant, Ed.D.
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