Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Camping Merit Badge
Re: Camping Merit Badge
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 07:08:07 -0600
My requirement book (95-97) states page 32 #9.a "Camp out
a total of at least 20 days and 20 nights. Sleep each night
under the sky or under a tent you have pitched."
I was told that 95-97 was the last changes to the merit badge with
the addition of requirement 1. Am I wrong? I try to use common
sense. Anyone else with the quoted requirements?
All of the scouts that have ever come to me about camping
with their family or group has always used cabins or RVs. I do
not believe this is allowed using requirement 9.a.
Sleeping alone is no problem, but the post I was responding
to stated camping alone.
Robert F. Reeder wrote:
> 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
> is pitched.
> 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
> alone is.
> > Camping in the backyard is what Cubs should be doing in anticipation of
> > becoming Boy Scouts.
> Bob Reeder
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