Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Days and nights camping?
Days and nights camping?
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 08:18:36 EDT
A Scouter writes, re OA election eligibility:
Do the 15 nights of camping, 6 at summer camp, have to be in tents? Can
you count the nights spent at for example, merit badge university inside a
Surely you jest.
If so, then I spent five years camping when I was in college. <G> And hey! Do
the nights I spend at home PLANNING and WORKING on Scouting count?
Seriously, now, the OA is about camping, as in, well, CAMPING. We don't even
count cabin camping (which isn't a big burden because it's only one or two
nights per yr, as compared to about 30 all yr long). I expect exceptions
would of course be made for handicapped Scouts with documented medical
exceptions, but really....
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety
I useta be an Eagle...
'The staff is old and feeble, and we can sing no more,
So we're getting out of Gilwell while we can!'