Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Camping Merit Badge
Re: Camping Merit Badge
Robert F. Reeder
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 07:36:17 -0800
Ronald Ferguson wrote:
> As a Counselor for Camping merit badge, I have never allowed camping
> with the family or a church group.
This sounds to me like adding requirements to the Merit Badge.
The reason for this is because most
> of the time the scout is not pitching his own tent as required by the
> merit badge.
This is not required by the Merit Badge. It says to camp out 20 days or
nights. It also states that it may be under the stars or in a tent that
Camping by yourself would violate the buddy system taught
> in the tenderfoot requirement.
Sleeping in a tent alone is not violating the buddy system. Camping
> Camping in the backyard is what Cubs should be doing in anticipation of
> becoming Boy Scouts.