Re: Just the Adventure, PLEASE
Strommen, Randy (RLSTROMMEN@DOWAGRO.COM)
Wed, 4 Feb 1998 11:08:08 -0500
After my experiences on a 50-mile canoe trip and our Philmont Trek, I
expect that fatigue will regulate quite nicely the number of merit
badges that the boys will want to earn and that the adults will want to
In both events, the boys were too tired to attend to their chores, and
after 3-4 days the adults were too tired to argue with them anymore.
Our canoe trip involved a 20-mile trek on the first day across a
windswept lake, followed by a 1/2-mile portage downstream.
Reality will set it soon enough for your "merit badge crazed" leaders.
>From: Hall, Ricky L[SMTP:Ricky.Hall@PSS.BOEING.COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 1998 3:42 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
>Subject: Just the Adventure, PLEASE
>We are planning a 50-miler white water trip - and already the merit
>badge crazed leaders are planning to run it like Summer camp. Won't the
>boy who pulls your own weight, paddling, setting-up camp, cooking &
>cleaning learn from the experience too? Merit badges could be offered
>as an optional opportunity - but what good are they crammed down your
>throat or handed to you on a silver platter?
>Nisqually Lodge 155, Pacific Harbors Council
>Northwest Washington State
>I used to be a Bear (WE1-737-93)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City