scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: LNT v. Camporee
Wed Feb 02 2000 - 14:06:46 CST
Rich raises more specifically the question I had in my last
post on this subject. Is the use of LNT mandatory in all
situations ?? Phil C. implied in his reply to my last post that
he extensively / exclusively(?) used LNT practices. That
just seems like 'overkill' to me. For example the scenario that
Rich describes below.
Of course to use LNT in a more limited manner would necessitate
decisions about when it is appropriate and when not, what is
"backcountry" and what is not, etc.
And no, I still have not re-visited the LNT website.... :-(
T. W. Hess
Comm. member, Troop #42
Des Moines, Iowa
> From: Rich <rfl@OFFPRO.NET>
> Subject: Re: LNT v. Camporee
> dave beaver wrote:
> > How do we resolve the conflict between LNT ethic and large scale
> > district or council events?
> Where do you hold these events?
> I believe (and could of course be wrong) that you practice
> LNT methods in the backcountry.
> Now, I guess it depends on your definition of backcountry
> but the typical Council "fixed-site' camp or local field or
> recreation area where you might hold a Camporee or Klondike
> Derby is probably not "backcountry".
> It certainly makes sense to practice an LNT *ethic* all of
> the time but unless you're having your Camporee in a
> wilderness area :-) the things we used to call "low impact"
> camping and "camping etiquette" are what should apply.
> Nomex on.
> Rich Locke