James D Wellborn 325 795 2010 (WELLBOJ@MAIL.FIRN.EDU)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 16:38:54 -0500
Barry Runnels mentioned Patrol Boxes...
Way back when....seems that it was standard practice for the
transportation to stop 1 or more miles from the campsite and we'd pack it
in for the rest of the way. "Emergency cars" were parked as inauspiciously
as possible. Any Troop trailer equipment was usually unloaded and left in
a heap for us to sort when we arrived. I've just become reinvolved with
the Boy Scout end of things (former CM, CC, WDL) and am a bit surprised to
hear if a 2-3 day outing has become heavily vehicularized.
About a year ago I came accross a site that showed plans for a
patrol Cart. It was neat in that it was a patrol box on large wheels with
a type of pulling-pushing toung/handle. Two scouts could use the handle or
rig a harness. Seems an interesting option with modular fittings and trail
bike wheels. I have no idea where the site was or if it's even still on.
The page maker pulled the plans out of an "old" manual and adjusted some
things to "modern" hardware.
Jim Wellborn Gulf Ridge Council
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