Re: Camping Beads
Michael Brown-EMB021 (Michael_Brown-EMB021@EMAIL.MOT.COM)
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 10:14:49 -0400
Would someone please send me, or repost the information on the
Red= sunny day
black = rain
By the time i figured it out and realized what a great
would be I had deleted the mail files (oops).
where are they normally displayed, belts, hiking staffs.
totem poles, sewn to backpacks? and do you get one for each
camping or each trip. How about long term camping ( one per
Where do you get the beads, what size are they?
My summer camp did this sort of thing years ago. They had colors for many
different activities. Most who had been there for a few years would have a
long string of beads which they hung from their belts or walking sticks.
Some troops do it also. There are these leather tabs you can use to hang
the beads off the belt, similiar to the instant recognition kit for
tenderfoot thru 1st class. Places like Tandy leather have them. You can
use any small round 'crow' bead which come in a variety of colors.
You can make the rules for the beads as you see fit. Ideas: beads for: MBs,
camping trips (different ones for weekend and weeklong), service projects,
special trips, etc.
Further camping questions???
1. when a scout starts work on his camping merit badge can he
"backdate" some of his nights camping, If yes then how far back
if no why not as long as he was a scout.
When a scout works on camping MB, I've always seen it where his camping
he started as a scout counted.
2. Does family camping count for nites of camping? is there a
how many family nites you can use?
does anyone have a recomendation for a Scout pack. The best
seen so far is an adjustable external frame pack by kelty for
Check out Campmor and other catalogs for good packs. My only advice is to
avoid the cheap packs you find in department stores. Go with a reputable
pack maker. There are several who make good, inexpensive packs:
Kelty/Ridgeway, JanSport, Peak1, etc.
Asst SM Troop 203
Owl's Head ME
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Michael R. Brown
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City