Re: Chairs at camp.
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 09:46:53 -0400
I would allow the small folding "camp" or back back chairs/stools.
But NOT those large folding or plastic models. In most camps
our troop has visited, there is at least one picnic table with
bench seats in every camp site.
Otherwise, any chair or stool that would be reasonable to carry
on a backpack trip or canoe trek is allowed. Same for hammocks.
We also encourage foot lockers or those heavy plastic bins for
summer camp to provide security - both from nite time critters
and the 2 foot bandits as well.
Some of those plastic bins, can double as a table in the tent or
as a seat outside the tent. Most of the PLC and experienced
scouts, bring a FLY and add a covered area, maybe even with
astr- turff matts, to provide an area to remove boots and wet
gear outside the tent.
Most summer camp is NOT low impacts, and not high adventure.
But it is also not Disneyland camping or your back yard cookout
Summer SHOULD be enjoyed by all, and the leaders should
set an example the scouts are expected to follow!!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City