Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Tent Management vs Troop Stemware
Re: Tent Management vs Troop Stemware
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 16:17:24 -0500
Rick Seymour wrote:
>> Finally, Joseph Alessi brings up a good point about Uniforms.
Troop crystal guarantees that everyone drinks the same, regardless of his=
family's income. And I'm sure that Joseph would agree that fine crystal =
a more useful tool in the woods than the Official BSA Uniform. <<
>> Troop tents eliminate this sort of elitist expert camping nonsense, an=
keeps camping skills under the control of average
adults where it belongs. <<
Wow - I try to take a middle of the road position, since I
see value in both sides, and I get insulted for it.
Rick, your way is not the only way. I don't know of *ANY*
troop in my district where the boys all supply their own tents.
As I said in my first post, this doesn't make it right. But
impugning the motives of adults whose troops don't run by your
rules, where the BSA has not spelled out a specific way to
do things, isn't very helpful.
So how prevalent is the use of personal tents? If you e-mail
me with how your unit handles this, I will tally the results
and post to the list.
Also, let me know how you handle other equipment, such as
stoves, lanterns, cook sets, utensil sets, water jugs, tarps,
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.21
Vice Chair - Program, Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313, Cradle of Liberty Council
Adviser to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge
I used to be an Owl