Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Camping Merit Badg
Re: Camping Merit Badg
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 09:51:56 -0600
Just thought I'd throw in my experiences at summer camps. I too have never
attended a summer camp that did not have the "standard BSA wall tent" set
up on a platform. I really do think it's the very best way to live at
camp. For instance, if you hit a rainy week...you know, a steady drizzle
on and off for about 4-5 days, you're gonna end up a pretty wet and
miserable camper if you're in a tent pitched on the ground. Now it's one
thing to deal with this on a backpacking trip where you might be able to
simply "hole up" and deal with it. But at summercamp, when you're trying to
go to class, attend OA or Micosay funcions, do the dining hall duty, attend
campfires, etc., you don't have time to be messing with your sleeping
arrangements...you simply need a dry place to sleep. The "off the ground
wooden platform" provides that. I also think that if you roll up the
sides, the wall tents are much cooler than a personal tent.
I'm sure that the BSA does indeed have square footage requirements. I'm
also sure that the wall tents meet those requirements.
As to the creep crawly things......shoot, I guess I've just never known a
creepy-crawly to want to be around people any more than people wanna be
around them...other than mosquitoes and ticks, of course. And those you
just have to deal with anyway.
ding-dong!....just chiming in!
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