scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: backpacking merit badge
Tue Nov 09 1999 - 13:37:36 CST
The requirements were written so that the scout would have three shakedown
backpacking trips before going on the longer trek. This is how we train for
Philmont. We don't head to the backcountry without first honing our hiking,
camping and cooking skills on shorter shakedowns. I think if you explain the
rationale to the scout, he will understand why the requirements are written
the way they are.
One backpack trip, does not make anyone an expert!
Advisor, Crew 1519