Re: Equipment Storage Survey
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 18:53:35 -0500
>--Do you store gear at your Charter partner/meeting location, or at
We store most of our stuff at the Church. There's one end of the stage in
Fellowship Hall that's mostly ours to use and we have a set of wooden
lockers that we've used as a wall to help define the area. Just last year I
added a file cabinet and moved a lot of stuff from my home files to the Church.
>--In a room in the building, outside/storage barn, or permanently in the
Another Troop in town stores their camping equipment in their trailer. We
decided against this for a couple of reasons. 1-- Since the trailer doesn't
get emptied after each campout there's a possibility that things which need
to be cleaned, dried out, repaired, etc. may be overlooked. 2--
Temperatures in Wisconsin can range from over 100 F in summer (even hotter
in an enclosed trailer in the sun) to -20 F in winter; not good for some
equipment. 3-- Even though the trailer is kept in a relatively safe place
and the hitch is locked, if it disappears we won't lose everything.
>Our current system, where we permanently assign gear to patrols,...
How about assigning a locker, box or closet at your meeting place to each
Patrol for storage. Then the Troop QM could work with the patrols & help
keep better control over things. This would prevent "Bill took the cook kit
home and (lost it...forgot it...didn't come today...(take your choice)".
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City