scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: FW: The NetCommish Website
Michael Bowman (mfbowman@USSCOUTS.ORG
Sat Nov 20 1999 - 14:59:26 CST
The forwarded message was sent to me via my website at
http://members.aol.com/netcommish. Names and identifying information have
Does anyone know anything about any ban on camping on private land in 2000?
My suspicion is that this is a local issue and not a new National policy.
In either case, I can appreciate that there are legal issues involved in
using private land for camping, but on the other hand would tend to believe
that a ban on using private land would be pretty ridiculous and ill-advised.
Mike Bowman, Vice President
U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc.
> Scouting is in trouble. No camping on priviate land in 2000.
> This will
> make it almost impossible to deliver the promise. Our District
> could not find an adequate site for our Polar Bear. The resources are
> not available to allow our scouts to camp only on public
> land. Some say
> it is the lawyer and the fear of liability that is driving this stupid
> and destructive rule. I anticipate a drop in membership. A scout is
> BRAVE and does nothing out of fear fails to act due to fear.
> I feel the
> scout executives should also consider the scout law like we do when we
> make a decision. We are trying to deliver the promise of
> scouting while
> it appears they have lost their way. We should have congress
> review our
> charter to allow voting by the membership so we could remove these
> executives who are destroying our program. I find it quite remarkable
> that our scouting executives are so far removed from scouting at the
> troop level that they would do something this destructive and stupid.