scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Shortcomings in the Venture SNOW CAMPING publication BSA 333440, 1995 Edition
Anthony J. Hitchings, ASM T42, San Mateo (AHitchi@BART.GOV
Wed Nov 17 1999 - 10:28:09 CST
Is it just me, or does anyne else find this publication lacking?
I was hoping it would be a good resource for my scouts and dads, but was
It devotes too much space (14 pages) to initiative games - which could be
in a different publication.
The boots section does not mention wet weather boots, which are fine for
short mileage snow camping, and affordable. Boots section is also very
Wastes space (4 pages) on cross country skis, this should be covered in the
Has nothing about snow shoeing, which is more probable means of locomotion
for the infrequent snow camper (scout).
Has nothing about snow shelters, other than suggesting that they be
included in activity plans.
Section on stoves is very dated.
No discussion of sanitation and Low Impact Camping
[FYI - I have taken our Council's snow camp training, snow camped 4x, and
am an assistant trainer on the Council's program]