Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Tent Management
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 07:12:56 EST
I believe the unit should have tents. Otherwise the Quartermaster's job is
almost non-existent. How you manage tents is up to the quartermaster. One of
the lessons of lfe is that if something belongs to the group the group needs
to supervise the care of the item. Yes the scouts will not do a perfect job.
Yes it is frustrating. But we are teaching youth and doing something for a
boy that he can do for himself is just wasting our time.
As a treat, I would have campouts were the boys could bring their own tents.
I do not understand why they liked sleeping in their own tents even if they
were in bad shape, but it seemed to be worth it to them.