folding chairs at camp
Wendie Howland (WAHowland@AOL.COM)
Sun, 14 Jun 1998 23:24:32 EDT
A Scouter writes that their troop forbids boys to bring folding chairs top
camp; leaders may, and boys may not use them. Chairs are a "sore point" in the
troop. So what do we think?
Ahem. In our neck of the woods you can go to wallyworld or kmart and get a
servicable folding chair or camp stool for about six to ten bucks. I am at a
total loss to see why this should be a problem to anybody. If a kid wants to
go to the trouble of carrying it, then why on earth not?
Wanna really mess things up, have the leaders bring two or three extra chairs
and leave them around.... what happens then?
I think that there are probably far more important things to worry about than
who gets a chair as a status or power symbol. Make it unimportant by letting
everyone have one, and then everyone can get a life! And focus on more
important things than where to put their butts <G>.
My $.02... and I ALWAYS bring a folding chair to camp. And so does my kid.
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