scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Private Camping Policy
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Nov 22 1999 - 20:09:47 CST
Question: what are the facts here?
Is this a *new* National policy? Or a *proposed* National policy? Or a
local Council policy? Or is it an urban myth?
My Troop has camped exclusively on public or BSA owned lands, with one
exception. I can see where there might be advantages to camping on private
You can get some privacy.
You can do some things like chop down a few trees (with landowner's
permission, obviously) that you often can't do elsewhere.
You can perform a service project for someone in your community.
Since private land is not as commonly used, the campsites are not worn down
(or may even be virgin), and there's probably plenty of firewood.
The boys probably can yell a little without disturbing the neighbors (if
the land is big enough).
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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