Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Camping Merit Badg(E)
Re: Camping Merit Badg(E)
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 15:11:24 -0800
ON Mon, 8 Feb 1999 18:58:52 -0500, "R.F. Locke" <rfl@OFFPRO.NET>, Writes
"I recall seeing a BSA Health and Safety requirement that said
something like: If you are long term camping, you have to provide
'X'(38?) square feet of tent space per camper...."
In answer to your question, the 1998 Accreditation standards indicate:
"M-45 Each camper is provided with a minimum of thirty (30) square feet
of sheltered space for sleeping and storing personal gear. This does
not apply to outpost or off-camp camping." (Page 15 publication 19-111)
And the (M) in the P.O. number denotes a mandatory line item.
Also, as a counselor for Camping MB and a Ranger, I feel that at the
majority of camps that provide tentage, there would be an opportunity in
almost every site for a scout to find one of the camps wall tents that
could use a little work, and take it down and re pitch it. At our camp
a lot of the troops do service projects in which they level the
platforms, re-lash the outriggers, retie the knots and set the tents
back up again. Every year they always could use some work, and it never
hurts to take them down, shake the dust off and repitch them.
Head Ranger, Makualla B.S.A. '98-'99