Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Scout Staff
Re: Scout Staff
Sun, 8 Aug 1999 13:21:29 EDT
In a message dated 99-08-08 00:12:00 EDT, Phil Conroy wrote:
<< The store bought "High Tech" sticks (they look like a ski pole without the
basket) are lighter than my staff, but have only one use. Hiking. Whereas
my staff is a tool I will never hike without. It is good fo a great many
That hi-tech staff will never have the meaning that my staff has. It was
top of a tree we had to cut down when making a new trail at a Scout camp
where I was going through my "ordeal" for the Order of the Arrow.
And, at nearly 6 feet in length, it won't travel as carry-on baggage on an
airplane; I found that out when I took it to Philmont Scout Ranch last year.
But it's big enough that it won't get lost, either.
Ralph V. Balfoort, Unit Commissioner
I used to be a Beaver.... (NE III-135)
In the Beaver Patrol as a Scout, too,
and now Ktemaque (Beaver) Chapter,
Haudenosaunee Lodge #19, OA