scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Shortcomings in the Venture SNOW CAMPING publication BSA 333440, 1995 Edi...
Wed Nov 17 1999 - 13:06:07 CST
Man, are you ever correct in your assessment of the Venture pamphlet for
Winter Camping. If you take a look at some of the other Venture or Varsity
pamphlets, you will come to the same conclusion. BSA is a huge organization
and as such, it is a huge job to keep their documents up to date. Plus, the
BSA documents really present the information at the entry level. I always
use other resources, as you do when planning outdoor activities. One great
one is the Fieldbook. It may not have all that you need, but it is a step up
from the Boy Scout Handbook and the Venture and Varsity pamphlets.
It would be great if you could make you syllabus on winter camping available
to those of us that have a cold weather camping season so we could ensure
that our units are prepared for snow camping.
Advisor, Crew 1519